Permit-required confined spaces can present conditions that are immediately dangerous to workers’ lives or health if not properly identified, evaluated, tested and controlled. OSHA has developed a standard for Confined Spaces in Construction (29 CFR 1926 Subpart AA) for any space that is large enough for a worker to enter, has limited means of entry or exit and is not designed for continuous occupancy.
One provision of the standard requires employers to develop and implement procedures for summoning rescue or emergency services in permit-required confined spaces. An employer who relies on local emergency services for assistance is required to meet the requirements of §1926.1211 — Rescue and emergency services.
Calling emergency responders to provide rescue services can be a suitable way of providing for rescues in a permit-required confined space. However, pre‑planning is essential to ensure that the emergency service is capable, available and prepared.
To learn more download OSHA’s Confined Space Rescue Fact Sheet.
The 3-day OSHA 2264-Permit Required Confined Space Entry course is being offered at the following locations:
September 17-19, 2018 | Reno NV
The 5-day OTC 304-Confined Space Rescue Operations (40-Hour) course is being offered on the following dates:
October 22-26 | San Lorenzo CA
Before attending this class, students need to have completed OSHA #2264 Permit-Required Confined Space Entry and OSHA #3115 Fall Protection training. In addition, it is recommended that students have had previous training in first aid/CPR, respiratory protection, and hazardous materials.