Confined Space and Metro Fire. Rescue 21 & Engine 21. Rescue 21 Staffing of 4. High angle/low angle rope Building collapse Water Confined space Trench RIC -Rapid Intervention Crew Vehicle Extrication. Engine 21 Staffing of 3. Cross Trained ALS (Paramedic) Hose, Water & pump
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A major cause of confined space injuries/fatalities is the failure to recognize the incident for what it is….
A CONFINED SPACE INCIDENT !
One of the first regulatory laws enacted to hold C.S. entrants accountable.
Enacted in January 2000. Says we show up, allow something to happen, somebody gets injured/killed, we share responsibility.
Is Prosecuted as a Felony!!
Grants an exclusion to
The action by which a person passes through an opening into a permit required confined space, and includes ensuing work activities in that space
Considered to have occurred as soon as any part of the entrants body breaks the plane of an opening into the space
Usually CO & H2S
-Recorded as a %
-OSHA says 19.5% - 23.5% is
acceptable entry range
-Oxygen is always checked first
Usually recorded as % LEL. ppm or % gas
10% of the LEL is the upper limit for entry
Difference between LEL 100% & vapor 100%
Colorless, odor of rotten eggs
Destroys olfactory senses
Ppm, 10 ppm entry limit
Colorless, odorless, explosive
25 ppm is limit for entry
- reduces LEL’s to safe levels
- temperature conducive for human
The equipment including a retrieval line, class III harness, wristlets, if appropriate, (and lifting device) used for non-entry rescue of workers from a permit-required confined space