Confined Space - Non-Entry Retrieval

It’s a typical work scenario.  A tripod is placed over the opening of a tank and a worker (entrant) is lowered inside to clean the tank and perform an inspection. The entrant is secured to the tripod with a winch and an SRL, and the attendant simply cranks the winch handle and hoists the entrant up and out. Everything should go easy, right? Unfortunately the unexpected happened. The entrant collapsed on the tank floor and to the attendant’s surprise, this non-entry became entry rescue. Not trained for entry rescue, the worker lost his life. While I wish this was a made-up scenario, it is not.

While OSHA 1910.146 allows for non-entry rescue, which is actually non-entry retrieval, employers should never rely on non-entry without planning for the unexpected. Assessing and defining the right rescue method combined with a successful rescue plan is an absolute must for the safety of all your employees. In this webinar, we will discuss how to evaluate your confined spaces, and identify worst-case scenarios, to determine which rescue method works best, additional considerations when planning a non-entry method of retrieval, and the critical need for having a Plan B to respond when “retrieval” becomes a rescue.  

During this webinar, you will learn:

  1.  How to assess and determine the proper rescue methods for your confined spaces.
  2.  How to plan and be prepared for the unexpected - Plan A and Plan B 
  3.  What training and equipment is required for non-entry retrieval and entry rescue.

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May 7, 2020
2:00PM ET - 1:00PM CT - 11:00AM PT


Chris Koester, Safety Instructor & Consultant/Owner, Priority One Safe-T, LLC

Chris Koester is the owner of Priority One Safe-T, LLC, an emergency response and standby rescue services and training firm for industrial and manufacturing companies. He is also a captain with the Springfield, MO Fire Department and has over 21 years of experience as a volunteer and career firefighter. He holds numerous firefighting and instructor certifications, and is an adjunct instructor for the Northeast Technology Center, and University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute. Chris has been a Hazardous Materials Technician for over 15 years and is a member of the Southwest Missouri Incident Support Team, the Hazardous Materials Training and Research Institute (HMTRI), the Partnership for Environmental Technology Education (PETE), the Community College Consortium for Health & Safety Training (CCCHST), the National Institute of Environmental Health and Safety (NIEHS), the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) and the Joplin Safety Alliance. Chris can be reached at [email protected]


It takes a special level of drive and dedication to work in hostile environments like confined spaces. Honeywell believes your workers deserve the same kind of commitment from us when it comes to securing their health and safety. Honeywell offers a broad range of solutions that are ideal for these challenging conditions. From custom-designed solutions to unmatched training and support, Honeywell is simply the smartest choice when you demand the best in confined space safety. Together let's make confined space a safer place. 

Blackline Safety is revolutionizing gas detection for confined space entry with our cellular-connected G7 gas monitor and location-enabled data analytics. Using our cloud-hosted software, we provide turn-key accountability and reporting that documents when personnel enter each confined space, the entry duration and what gases may have been encountered. G7 detectors also provide the same location-enabled reporting for leak-check surveys  automatically. 

MSA -The Safety Company

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Whether you're climbing down in a manhole or cleaning out a storage tank, your safety means more than just the respirator you wear. That's why we're more than just products. We can evaluate your work environment and offer appropriate training and equipment so that you and your workers can get the job done safety and confidently.

Intelex Technologies, ULC is a global leader in environmental, health, safety, and quality (EHSQ) management software. Its scalable, web-based platform and applications have helped clients across all industries improve business performance, mitigate organization-wide risk, and ensure sustained compliance with internationally accepted standards (e.g., ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and OHSAS 18001) and regulatory requirements. Over 1,100 customers in 172 countries trust Intelex to power their EHSQ initiatives. For more information about Intelex, please visit

Dräger is a leading international company in the fields of medical and safety technology. Founded in Lübeck in 1889, Dräger has grown into a worldwide, DAX-listed enterprise in its fifth generation as a family-run business. Our long-term success is predicated on a value-oriented corporate culture with four central strengths: close collaboration with our customers, the expertise of our employees, continuous innovation and outstanding quality. As an international leader in medical and safety technology, Dräger develops innovative equipment and solutions people the world over trust. No matter where Dräger products are used: it’s always about life. Whether for use in clinical, industrial or mining applications, in firefighting or rescue services, Dräger products protect, support and save lives.

Industrial Scientific Corporation
A global leader in connected safety, Industrial Scientific provides gas detection products, services, and software to keep workers safe in hazardous environments. Established in 1985 and headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Industrial Scientific’s global employees are committed to preserving human life and eliminating death on the job by the year 2050.

RKI Instruments – World Leader in Gas Detection and Sensor Technology
Confined spaces by definition are confined.  Workers are required to wear gas monitors in these small areas.  RKI offers the world’s smallest confined space monitors available, the GX-3R and GX-3R Pro.  They are about half the size of the average 4 or 5 gas detectors, comfortably worn within OSHA’s recommended “breathing zone”, and built to last with a 3-year warranty for the instrument and sensors.

Duration: 1 Hour

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