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Confined Space Safety Best Practice: What to Include in the Inventory

One of the challenges in administering a confined space safety program is deciding which spaces to include in your inventory. The simple answer is to just include those spaces that meet the definition of a permit space*, but is this a confined space safety best practice?

My sense is that it may not be. In fact, I believe that when you’re deciding which spaces to place under the confined space program, you should consider putting aside OSHA’s legal definition of a permit space and instead use a broader measuring stick.

Why should we put aside the OSHA rules? The simple answer is the rules don’t take us as far as we’d like to go....

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Anyone who has worked at a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project understands how much emphasis the corps places on safety. Fall protection offers a great example.

Central to this effort are the specific training and retraining requirements for fall protection users, competent persons, and qualified persons. For example, beginning at the end of May, 2016, anyone serving as a fall protection competent person on a USACE project needs to have completed a 24-hour course and this course must include both classroom and practical, hands-on training. This training must reflect a variety of ANSI standards.

If you, or someone in your organization, would benefit from this level of training, we are offering the 24-hour class within the next few weeks. The first two-days will be held in Boardman, Oregon (April 19-20, 2016) with the practical portion taking place at the Fire Training Center in Kennewick, Washington on April 21, 2016. Details can be found here:  http://www.d2000safety.com/fall-protection-competent-person/
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Anyone who has worked at a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project understands how much emphasis the corps places on safety. Fall protection offers a great example.

Central to this effort are the specific training and retraining requirements for fall protection users, competent persons, and qualified persons. For example, beginning at the end of May, 2016, anyone serving as a fall protection competent person on a USACE project needs to have completed a 24-hour course and this course must include both classroom and practical, hands-on training. This training must reflect a variety of ANSI standards.

If you, or someone in your organization, would benefit from this level of training, we are offering the 24-hour class within the next few weeks. The first two-days will be held in Boardman, Oregon (April 19-20, 2016) with the practical portion taking place at the Fire Training Center in Kennewick, Washington on April 21, 2016. Details can be found here:  http://www.d2000safety.com/fall-protection-competent-person/
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Fall Protection on Roofs: How Close Can You Get?

Determining whether a worker is exposed to a fall is an essential aspect of a fall protection competent person's responsibilities. When we look at accessing and working on flat or low-sloped roofs, there are many factors to consider. When you're faced with answering this question, here's the process that we suggest.

Read More> http://www.d2000safety.com/roof-access-fall-protection/

We will go into these topics in detail in our upcoming Fall Protection Competent Person classes on April 5-6th and April 19-20, 2016 call 800-551-8763 or visit our website http://www.d2000safety.com/class-registration/
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Fall Protection on Roofs: How Close Can You Get?

Determining whether a worker is exposed to a fall is an essential aspect of a fall protection competent person's responsibilities. When we look at accessing and working on flat or low-sloped roofs, there are many factors to consider. When you're faced with answering this question, here's the process that we suggest.

Read More> http://www.d2000safety.com/roof-access-fall-protection/

We will go into these topics in detail in our upcoming Fall Protection Competent Person classes on April 5-6th and April 19-20, 2016 call 800-551-8763 or visit our website http://www.d2000safety.com/class-registration/
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When we think about the damage that a cave-in can do, we tend to think exclusively in terms of how much soil weighs and how hard it will press on the worker. It's a fairly simple calculation. Take the volume of soil that's fallen, multiply that by the soil weight, and there you have it.
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Written safety programs are essential tools for developing safe behaviors in the workplace. They provide a semi-permanent reference that ensures everyone is following the same set of rules which are specific to that work location. The next time you review your written program, see if it addresses these five key points.
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When you are asked the question: Is it worth having a rescue team? Keep the following in mind.

Incipient: adjective
Definition: in an initial stage; beginning to happen or develop.

Common sense dictates that most employees should be able to respond appropriately to an incipient fire. Alarms and extinguishers have saved countless billions in damages and few would argue against spending money to ensure a safe and effective response in the few moments after a fire has started.

How does this principle relate to confined space rescue?
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Anyone responsible for developing or maintaining a confined space program needs to be able to answer these questions and we will go into these topics in detail in our upcoming Confined Space Train the Trainer classes in Eugene, Oregon on May 10-11, 2016 call 800-551-8763 or visit our website www.d2000safety.com.
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If a fall arrest anchor can't withstand the forces generated, nothing else matters. But when a worker clips in, how can they be assured that the anchor will function if and when it's needed?

We will go into these topics in detail in our upcoming Fall Protection Train the Trainer classes in Eugene, Oregon on February 9-10, 2016 call 800-551-8763 or visit our website www.d2000safety.com.

How to ensure that your fall arrest anchors have the integrity to perform as designed? Here is a blog that contains a few guidelines:
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