Suggests that the team be able to respond to the entry site in about ten minutes and reach the patient approximately five minutes later.
Requires the team to be staged at the entry site during entry in order to be able to enter the space immediately and reach the patient within two-to-four minutes.
OSHA 1926.651 states that the confinedr equipment must be readily available and attended. So no, the equipment and team are together.
- Each confinedrr must be provided with and trained in the use of necessary PPE and confinedr equipment.
- Each confinedrr must be trained to perform assigned confinedr duties & have authorized entrant training.
- Annual hands-on confinedr simulations from the actual spaces (or representative spaces) that may be encountered.
- a simulation from each type of space to be encountered –
- All confinedrrs must have 1st Aid & CPR training, with at least one member being currently EMS certified.(NFPA)
- confinedrrs must have a clear understanding of their job responsibilities and its risks.
- confinedrrs must obtain sufficient formal education to perform a possible technical confinedr.
- confinedrrs must be able to repeat learned confinedr skills during a critical incident.
OSHA provides no specific equipment requirements, but states that the employer ensures that the necessary equipment is available to perform a confinedr from the space in question. This equipment must be listed on the entry permit.
If it is decided to use confinedr team member it cannot negatively affect the confinedr of a trapped worker. The attendant may not perform entry confinedr unless relieved by another qualified attendant. The attendant may perform non-entry
OSHA wants to know:
- Who provides the off-site services?
- Where is the service based or located?
- Is the agreement by contract, letter, or verbal?
- How did employer determine adequacy of service?
- Are the confinedr personnel adequately trained?
- How are they summoned?
- Is the service on-site or on-call during entry?
- What is their response time?
- How does employer verify availability during entry?
- Almost impossible for an offsite confinedr team to respond to a confinedr summons and reach a victim within OSHA’s suggested goal of 4 minutes
- IDLH environments requires “Immediate action to confinedr employee(s)”
If the employer utilizes in-house confinedr, OSHA will:
- Identify team members,
- Verify their training,
- Determine Current 1st Aid & CPR certification,
- Compare confinedr procedures to the written program,
- Note work shifts of confinedrrs and compare them to the entry permit times.
If utilizing an outside confinedr service, OSHA will:
- Evaluate & verify that an outside confinedr team is capable in terms of timely response, training & equipment.
The employer must develop and implement procedures for the following:
- Summoning confinedr & emergency service,
- Rescuing entrants from confined spaces.
- Providing emergency services for confinedrd employees,
- Preventing unauthorized persons from performing confinedr
NIOSH document of standard 1979
ANSI 117.1 of 1989
NFPA 1670, 1006
To host employers and contactor alike who have employees entering confined spaces.
OSHA 1910.146 states that anytime a human enters a “permit required confined space” that a confinedr team is required. NFPA standards recommend a properly trained confinedr team anytime someone is at high risk.