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Canada Confined Space Competent Person/Supervisor

Online Training Certification Course

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Working in confined spaces is a common occurrence in many industries and occupations. However, confined space work also puts employees at risk of accident and injury caused by hazardous atmospheres and physical dangers. Individuals responsible for managing and overseeing confined space activities require additional safety training related to managing work in confined spaces.

This confined space supervisor training course details the various roles, responsibilities, and procedures for confined space operations. It helps competent persons, managers, and supervisors understand the requirements for establishing and managing a confined space program in the workplace. Confined space training topics include important information on emergency preparedness, risk assessment, applicable regulations, and safe work practices.

This course is for:
Anyone who establishes and manages a confined space program must receive confined space training. This includes, but is not limited to, competent persons, managers, supervisors, and those who control access to confined spaces.

This online training course meets the requirements set forth by Canada OHS Confined Space Competent Person/Supervisor training standard for competent persons, managers, and supervisors, as well as Province and Territory specific regulations.

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Case Study: Five workers descended into a compartment of the Apex No. 1, a barge in East Ootsa Lake, west of Prince George in British Columbia, on October 4, 2001. A crew of workers was refurbishing the 23-year-old barge, which had been in storage since 1991. A worker opened three of the barge's hatches and climbed down to look for cracks in the hull integrity. He was gone at least fifteen minutes before anyone noticed that he was missing. The compartment had been sealed for about three years, since a 1998 inspection. It was the only one of nine hull compartments whose hatch had no ventilation holes. Each worker who entered the compartment passed out at the bottom of the ladder. The first worker to descend into the compartment died at the scene. Four other workers who attempted to rescue him also passed out but survived.

Key Takeaway: An investigation showed that rusting had depleted the oxygen inside the compartment and left the air unfit to breathe. According to Workers' Compensation Board findings, "the sealed compartment's air was between 15.7 percent and 16.4 percent oxygen - low enough that it cannot support human life for long." Each worker made it only to the bottom of a two-meter ladder before collapsing. It is believed that none of the workers used safety equipment, such as air tanks or ropes.

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Governing Regulations

There are 14 jurisdictions in Canada - 1 federal, 10 provincial, and 3 territorial. Each jurisdiction has its own health and safety legislation. The Canada Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulations are the federal legislation enabled by the Canada Labour Code. Confined space programs are covered in OHS Regulation Part 9: Confined Spaces, as well as CSA Z1006-16. OHS has also created the Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004 (OHS Act), which is a document that outlines workers' rights and responsibilities, including the right to stop work that is deemed hazardous or unsafe. OHS also lists the penalties and enforcement techniques to be used if these guidelines are not followed.

To supplement the overarching regulations created by OHS, individual provinces and territories often set their own regulations (in accordance with federal bodies) specific to their needs. Before implementing confined space supervisor training, ensure that you are familiar with the regulations specific to your province or territory.

What You'll Learn

    Introduction to Canada Confined Space Competent Person/Supervisor Training
  • Key Terms
  • Statistics
  • Responsibilities for Confined Spaces
  • Employer Responsibilities
  • Supervisor Responsibilities
  • Attendant Responsibilities
  • Competent Person Responsibilities
  • Employee Responsibilities
  • Safety Representative Responsibilities
  • Applicable Regulations
  • Risk Assessment
  • Confined Space Hazards
  • Process-Related Hazards
  • Collapse of Bulk Material
    Safe Work Practices
  • Confined Space Hazard Assessment and Control Program
  • Entry Permit System
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Air Quality Maintenance
  • Fire and Explosion Prevention
  • Energy Source Control
  • Rescue Equipment
  • Additional Safety Precautions
  • Standard Operating Procedures
    Additional Resources

It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course. Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Employers are responsible for training new personnel before assigning them to tasks that may expose them to confined space hazards. According to OHS Regulation Part 9: Confined Spaces, employees who control access to confined spaces or manage a confined space program must receive initial and refresher safety training.

To ensure compliance with OHS safety training standards, confined space training must be conducted annually or as required by your jurisdiction, whichever is less. This online certification meets these training requirements.

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.



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