The Connecticut Department of Labor’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (CONN-OSHA) will outline the basic requirements and precautions necessary for a safe workplace during a 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. August 15 Confined Space Safety workshop at the agency’s Wethersfield office, 200 Folly Brook Boulevard.
“Anyone working in tight quarters will agree that taking every health and safety precaution prior to the start of any job of this nature is critical,” notes Occupational Safety Training Specialist John Able. “This information is vitally important for anyone engaged in this type of job, or who has responsibility for employees working in confined space environments.”
The workshop includes an open discussion on the basic requirements and procedures as defined in General Industry Standard 29 CFR 1910.146, which covers this topic. According to Able, workshop objectives include:
- Review of criteria for confined spaces and permit-required confined spaces
- Description of the hazards that exist in permit-required confined space
- Steps involved in developing a permit-required space
- Training requirements overview
Admission to the workshop is free, but pre-registration is required. Please contact Able at firstname.lastname@example.org to register or with any questions.