According to the Department of Labor, from 1998 to 2002, there were an average of 92 confined-space fatalities each year. Tragically, 60 percent of the fatalities involved rescuers.
All too often, the risks of working in confined spaces – and the rescue plan in the event something goes wrong – are not fully addressed (or addressed at all) before entry into the confined space. Proper training of your managers can go a long way towards minimizing the potentially deadly hazards for both workers and potential rescuers.
Join us – and bring your managers along – for an in-depth webinar focusing on your managers' key role in reducing confined space hazards and preventing accidents.
You and your colleagues will learn:
- How to perform a comprehensive assessment to identify and classify all confined spaces at your facility
- OSHA's confined space regulations and requirements
- The critical elements that must be included in a best-in-class confined space program
- How to develop an effective rescue strategy that does not put the rescuers at risk
- The 3 types of atmospheric hazards relating to work in confined spaces - and the best methods for testing and identifying them
- Best practices relating to confined spaces, with a focus on supervisory, entrant, and attendant responsibility
- Tips to ensure that your confined space entry and rescue training program is compete
- Recommendations for ensuring that your confined space permitting and documentation are up to par
About your Speaker:
Michael Lawrence is principal of Summit Safety Technologies in Long Beach, California. Lawrence is an accomplished safety manager and technical trainer, and has been training adult workers and safety professionals for many years. He is a frequent speaker and is recognized for his expert knowledge of safety regulations, safety management systems, business continuation planning, emergency preparedness, and quality management systems.
Lawrence has over 30 years experience in safety management, technical training, instructional design, and quality management, with skills that were honed during his 16 years in the semiconductor manufacturing industry and 14 years in Naval Aviation. With over three decades of experience as a frontline worker, supervisor, manager, and business owner, he brings a refreshing down-to-earth approach in the effective sharing of knowledge and experience.
Lawrence is certified in Safety &Health Systems for Small Business, Instructional Design, and as a Performance Based Equipment Trainer (PBET).