PDC 202: Managing Health Exposures in Confined Spaces - New!

Mr Christopher (Kit) Penniall, B.S., M.S., CIH Lead Instructor
Spring , TX 
United States of America
Ms Stephanie Carter, B.S., M.S., CIH, PhD Instructor
Seattle , WA 
United States of America
Mr Phil Glenn, BS, MS Instructor
Clean Channels Association, Inc.
Houston , TX 
United States of America
Mr Ulysses Orozco, B.S., M.S., CIH Instructor
Joliet , IL 
United States of America
Sat, 5/19: 8:00 AM  - 12:00 PM 
Professional Development Course 
Pennsylvania Convention Center 
Room: Room 108A 
CM Credit Hours: 3.5 


This PDC will review the key program elements that protect worker health inside confined spaces. In order to broaden audience knowledge, we will share experiences from managing confined spaces in the petrochemical, construction, and maritime industries. The course will begin with a regulatory review followed by topics such as fatalities, occupational exposures, and the key program control elements for managing confined spaces. A history and overview of ventilation controls used in confined spaces will be presented along with the typical challenges faced when installing ventilation systems. Case studies and team exercises will involve a review of ventilation systems and identification of work controls. Course attendees will be provided tools and checklists for use in the planning and field verification of confined space entry.

*Please note: Only participants registering for two (2) half-day PDCs on the same day will receive a box lunch.

** Please note: power strips will not be provided at each attendee's seat; however charging stations for laptops will be provided in each course room.

Course Outline

• Confined Space (CS) Definition
• CS Fatalities
• CS Sources of Exposure
• Confined Space Entry Program
• Exposure Case Studies / Team Exercises

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

• Describe the program elements and controls required to manage work inside a confined space.
• Analyze the work inside a confined space.
• Determine the ventilation and work practices for exposure controls.
• Communicate the health and safety risks when working in a confined space.
• Review ventilation systems for a confined space.
• Identify problems with confined space ventilation and provide improvement options. 


Knowledge of OSHA, or similar, confined space standards in the types of work conducted in confined spaces will be helpful to attendees. 

Value Added

Participants will receive several checklists that address (a) review and design of confined space ventilation and (b) work controls for typical CS exposures. 

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Course Level


Learning Aids


Learning Level(s)



Confined Spaces
Respiratory Protection

Transfer of Knowledge

Group activities
Hands-on demonstrations and practicum
Practice exercises