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Title: Confined Space Safety Solutions

Date: Thursday, May 21

Time: 1:00 p.m. ET

Presenter: Steven Kosch

3M will provide a verification of attendance letter, valued at 1.0 technical contact hour, that may be eligible for American Board of Industrial Hygiene certification maintenance and/or Board of Certified Safety Professionals contact hours.

Confined Space Safety Solutions

Confined spaces can present some of the most challenging environments for health and safety professionals. Unstable materials, toxic atmospheres, or the potential for falls put employees at risk. That’s why employers must evaluate all confined spaces to identify potential hazards and determine how to address them.

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) requires that employers test air quality, keep spaces ventilated, provide proper safety equipment, and have rescue procedures in place. Approximately 61 percent of confined-space fatalities are caused by unsafe physical conditions and 34 percent by poor atmospheric conditions. With the right information and a plan in place, these hazards can be minimized.

In this webinar, offered by the Fisher Scientific team and 3M, you’ll learn the basics of selecting the right personal protective equipment, how to develop an entry and rescue plan, and what training and tools are available to you. Presenter Steve Kosch, 3M Personal Safety Division, will leave you with a better understanding of what’s needed to create and maintain a safe work environment.

Learning Objectives

This webinar will:

  • Discuss the ABC’s of confined space entry PPE and fall protection
  • Describe the creation of a confined space entry and rescue plan
  • Examine the confined space entry training that’s available
  • Identify the tools available for confined space entry and rescue

Watch the full webinar on demand for more details.

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This webinar is produced by Whitehat Communications, a provider of continuing education programs. 3M will provide contact hour certification for participants who attend the entire session.

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Steven Kosch

Kosch, Global Confined Space Specialist at 3M, is responsible for supporting customers and sales teams by providing solutions for protecting workers in confined spaces. He has a master’s degree in risk control/safety from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and worked as a safety and health professional in the oil refining and petrochemical industries for 18 years. Kosch has also managed safety and confined space operations in one of 3M’s largest chemical manufacturing locations. He has over 25 years of firefighting and emergency medical experience and has led both industrial and municipal confined space and rescue teams.