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Permit Required Confined Spaces

How to work safely in and around confined spaces


About Confined Spaces

Confined Spaces discusses how to work safely in and around different types of confined spaces. The course explains how to identify and classify different types of spaces, hazards associated with confined spaces, PPE requirements, and entry and rescue requirements and procedures. Anyone who works in or around confined spaces along with anyone responsible for safety should take this course.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should understand how to work safely in and around confined spaces. Specifically, you will be able to:

  • Identify and state general hazards associated with confined spaces
  • List and discuss confined space hazards associated with your site
  • Evaluate what PPE and other safety equipment for entry is needed
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of permits and other procedural requirements for conducting confined space entry
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of what conditions would prohibit entry
  • Describe the procedures for responding to emergencies
  • Describe the duties and responsibilities of the entry team members
  • Describe how to recognize symptoms of overexposure to probable air contaminants in themselves and others, methods for alerting the Attendants, and summon for Rescue assistance if needed.

Earn 2 CUSP points
for the 2-hour session!

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Danny Raines, CUSP

Danny Raines, CUSP began his career in the electrical utility industry in June 1967 in Macon, Georgia with Georgia Power Company. Served a short time in the U. S. Army in 1968-69 and is a Vietnam era disabled veteran. Returning back to Georgia Power and working through the steps of progression on the line crews up to First Line Supervisor in 1985, Danny was offered a position in a new unregulated part of Georgia Power as contract coordinator over contract utility crews and line clearing forestry crews in 1995.

In late 1996, Danny entered Safety and Health, promoted as Supervisor, Project Manager and Corporate Safety Consultant supporting Distribution and Transmission organizations. Danny assisted in two training projects in the Middle East, in Turkey designing and implementing an Apprentice Lineman School for Turkish Electric Authority and another design of distribution system in Syria for Al Furat Oil and Petroleum in an oil field 200 kilometers in a desert outside Damascus, Syria.

Danny retired from Georgia Power on December 1st, 2007 as the Safety Consultant for Distribution and Transmission organizations after a 40-year career and founded Raines Utility Safety Solutions, LLC. a safety consulting company. Danny is currently an Affiliate Instructor at Georgia Tech Research Institute in Atlanta, Ga., OSHA Authorized General Industry Safety and Compliance trainer, electric utility subject matter expert in civil cases, supporting electrical contractors, Co-Ops and municipal utility companies across the US.

The views, information, or opinions expressed during this webinar are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of Utility Business Media and its employees. It is strongly recommended you discuss any actions or policy changes with your company management prior to implementation.

Confined Spaces is not included in the iPi Online Subscription.