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Understanding Four Common Dangers of Confined Spaces

Do you work in the construction industry? Are you in an environment where you may frequently encounter confined spaces? If this sounds like you, then chances are that you are either already aware that your job requires confined space training, or you have already obtained your certification.

Either way, you are surely aware that confined spaces are dangerous–but why?

In order for you to understand the importance of confined space training, you need to understand the dangers of confined spaces, which include:

  • No Oxygen – Did you know that naturally occurring reactions can remove oxygen from the atmosphere? These reactions can make confined spaces extremely hazardous for workers.
  • Flooding – When flooding occurs, confined spaces are the last place that you will want to be. Common sources of flooding include storms, sewer leakage, etc.
  • Fumes & Gas – Gas and other poisonous fumes can leak into confined spaces. Certain fumes can create a toxic environment that makes confined spaces dangerous.
  • Explosions – Vapors, dust, gas and other flammable substances that may get caught in confined spaces can combust and cause fatal explosions.

At OSHA Pros, LLC we are dedicated to providing you with the most comprehensive and practical education available, including confined space training. With four distinctive confined space training courses, we provide education for general industry workers and construction workers of all workplace positions. The purpose of confined space training is to increase awareness and workplace safety, which is exactly what these courses do. Upon completion of your preferred course, you will receive a printable certification that will act as verification of certification.

Whether you are in the construction industry, an operator of a vacuum truck, an inspector, welder, etc., we help you stay safe on the job through this confined space training course.

Contact us today to register for this course and receive your certification.