Confined Space Entry and Emergency Response

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Using a scenario-based approach, the book will take trainees from ground zero through all the training requirements of the multiple standards relating to confined spaces. Confined Space Entry and Rescue provides the trainer with everything he/she needs to train those who will be working in a confined space.

The book will detail issues such as OSHA’s definitions of confined and permit-required confined spaces, confined space permitting, hazardous atmospheres in confined spaces and how to identify and monitor the air.

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CD-ROM INCLUDES INSTRUCTOR’S GUIDE AND VALUABLE PRACTICE TOOLS

EVERY SECOND COUNTS WHEN YOU’RE RESPONDING TO AN EMERGENCY INVOLVING CONFINED SPACE ----HERE’S THE DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO PERFORMING FLAWLESS RESCUES!

Confined Space Entry and Emergency Response utilizes a realistic scenario-based approach to teach you – and your staff -- the right way to respond to an incident involving a confined space. The authors provide intensive, step-by-step guidance through the challenging maze of training regulations, equipment needs, and procedures to keep your response team finely tuned and ready to go under any conditions.

You’ll find expert, detailed coverage of complex – and often confusing – topics such as:
* The basic components of rescue
* OSHA’s definitions of confined space entry
* Confined space entry permitting
* Assessing confined space hazards
* Hazardous atmosphere and how to protect inhabitants from it
* Air monitoring in confined spaces
* Selecting and using personal protective clothing
* The use of ropes and rigging

The CD-ROM includes the Instructor’s Guide along with lesson plans and useful practice tools such as worksheets, exercise handouts, performance checklists, diagrams and equipment lists for field exercise, blueprints for building field training structures, and guidelines for identifying rescue trainers and evaluating their competency as well as that of outside rescue teams.

Everything you need to effectively train those working in a confined space can truly be found within these pages and on the CD-ROM.

About the Author:

This book was written by the staff of the Workplace Safety Training Program as a part of the Center for Labor Education and Research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The program is committed to advancing the health and safety of workers and emergency responders.

Dwight Alan Veasey is director of the Workplace Safety Training Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is a firefighter/EMT and a certified confined space and rope rescue technician. His specialty training areas are chemical safety, hazardous materials emergency response, and confined space entry and rescue.

Lisa C. McCormick is the Curriculum Coordinator at the Workplace and Environmental Safety and Health Training Program at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. She is a confined space and rope rescue technician. Her speciality training areas include hazardous materials chemistry, hazardous materials emergency response, and confined space entry and rescue.

Barbara Hilyer is the former director of the Workplace Safety Training Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is a leading authority on training techniques for effective safety and health training. Her specialty training areas include toxicology, hazard and risk assessment, and training methods.

Kenneth W. Oldfield is the Industrial Hygiene Services Manager at the Workplace and Environmental Safety and Health Training Program at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He is a certified industrial hygienist. His specialty training areas include computer applications, hazardous materials air monitoring, person protective equipment, and respirator facepiece fit-testing.

Lloyd Sam Hansen, Jr. is the Project Instructor at the Workplace and Environmental Safety and Health Training Program at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. He holds the rank of battalion chief in the fire service and is a certified confined space and rope rescue technician. His specialty training areas include hazardous materials emergency response, confined space entry and rescue, and incident management systems.

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