Competent Person Confined Space Entry – Webinar Series


When: Feb 23, 2021 - Feb 25, 2021

OSHA defines many workplaces as containing spaces that are considered “confined” because their configurations hinder the activities of employees who must enter, work in, and exit them. A confined space has limited or restricted means for entry or exit, and it is not designed for continuous employee occupancy. Confined spaces include, but are not limited to underground vaults, tanks, storage bins, manholes, pits, silos, process vessels, and pipelines.

Each year fatalities occur in confined spaces. This training will cover how to protect those entering or working around a confined space. Attendees will learn the physical, chemical, and biological principles related to working safely within confined spaces. Attendees will also learn the duties of “entry supervisors”, “attendants” and “entrants”; the requirements for emergency rescue, record-keeping and to work in a confined space environment to maximize safety for themselves and those around them.

Speaker Bio

Robert Burch, CHST is the owner of Burch Safety Consulting and Training Services. He has over twenty-five years of experience in the construction industry, which included operation and supervision of heavy equipment. His specialties include certified workplace audits including PPE, crane inspections (annual certification), construction inspection services, contractor pre-qualification selection, and emergency evacuation plans. He has also instructed OSHA and MSHA training classes, taught heavy equipment operator courses, investigated workplace accidents, and has occasionally testified in court as a result of those investigations. He holds numerous safety certifications from programs including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), and University of Findlay 40 hour Hazmat course, and also holds a Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) Certification from the American Board of Industrial Hygienist (ABIH).


The training is divided into a 3-part webinar series.

Part 1 of 3 – Regulations, Components of the Program Including Definitions Audits, Incorporated by Reference, and Responsibilities
Part 2 of 3 – Examples of Health and Physical Hazards, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and Testing
Part 3 of 3 – Rescue Requirements, Equipment, and Training Records

Each session offers 2.0 PDHs, for a total of 6 PDHs if you attend all 3 sessions.

Course Fee

The registration fee for the workshop is $50.00 per person. All South Carolina city, county, or state employees receive a LTAP scholarship registration fee of $25.00.

Who Should Attend

Anyone who works in or around Confined Spaces or Permit-Required Confined Spaces should attend, along with those with job responsibilities revolving around safety management or if you are curious and want to learn more about Confined Spaces. All employees who enter manholes, sewage lift stations, wet wells, septic tanks, meter pits, vaults, storm drains, or tanks are required to have this training.



Payment Policy

Payment must be received no later than 5 business days prior to the workshop. If your registration payment is not received by then, you will not be guaranteed your slot in the class.

Checks should be made payable to “Clemson University” and mailed with the invoice number and/or a copy of your invoice to:

Clemson University
202 Hugo Dr.
Clemson, SC 29634

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your registration more than 72 hours before a class, your registration fee will be refunded, less a $35 processing fee. If you do not cancel before the 72 hour deadline your registration fee will not be refunded. You may send a substitute in your place, provided that you inform us of the substitute’s name no later than 24 hours before the training.  No-shows will not have their registration fee refunded.

If you have questions regarding workshop registration please email Summer Chandler or call 864-656-4183.

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