This 16 hour course introduces the student to the hazards involved, precautions to be taken, and proper use of protective and emergency equipment required in confined space work. The permit-required confined spaces OSHA 1910.146 and OSHA 1926.21[b]  [i] [ii] is reviewed and discussed in class through lecture and video. The course concludes with a vertical entry in a supplied-air respirator [SAR] and a horizontal entry in a self-contained breathing apparatus [SCBA] by each student. This entry takes place in our confined space simulator, giving the student actual hands-on experience with the protective and rescue equipment.
This 40 hour course covers the following areas of Hazardous Waste Work: Recognizing Dangers, Controlling Dangers, Special Work Methods, Cleanup Procedures, Protective Gear, Monitoring, Decontamination, and Emergencies. Parts 1926.65 Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response, 1910.134 Respiratory Protection, and 1926.1100--1152 Toxic & Hazardous Substances are reviewed and discussed in class using textbooks, lecture, and video. This course concludes with each student dressing in a Level A Suit with self-contained breathing apparatus [SCBA], a Level B Suit with supplied-air respirator [SAR], and Level C Clothing with an air-purifying respirator [APR]. While suited-up, students perform cleanup and decontamination tasks, applicable to the level of protection they are wearing. Students completing this course will be certified to perform Hazardous Waste Work.
To maintain a Hazardous Waste Worker certification, certified workers must complete this mandatory 8 hour refresher course once a year. Topics covered include: Job Hazard Analysis, Health Effects, Hazard Recognition, Personal Protective Equipment, and New Technology. The proper use of self-contained breathing apparatus [SCBA], supplied-air respirator [SAR], and air-purifying respirator [APR] equipment are all demonstrated in the shop. Students completing this course will be re-certified for one year to perform Hazardous Waste Work.
St. Louis Carpenters Joint Apprenticeship Program (CJAP)
Nelson-Mulligan Carpentersí Training Center
St. Louis, MO 63123