November 09, 2021


8:15AM - 4:00PM

Contact Hours



Hyatt Place Virginia Beach
335 Independence Boulevard
Virginia Beach, VA



The training will focus on the requirements under 29 CFR 1910.146 and will include the following:

Classroom session for Confined Space Entry (approximately 4-6 hours) will include:

-Clear and detailed explanation of OSHA’s confined space standard
-Rescue Basics
-Confined Space Rescue Plan
-Hazards of Confined Spaces
-Roles of CS entry team
-Safety Procedures
-Rescuers and Stress
-Rope Systems (Limited training on rope systems)
-Alternate entry procedures, reclassification and full entry requirements
-Atmospheric monitoring requirements
-Use of a written Confined Space Entry Permit
-Coordinate with other Emergency Responders
-Review of the 3 rescue techniques: Non-entry, Entry by others, Entry by     trained employees from company
-Review the PPE – Personal Protective Equipment that may be required for Confined Space Entry
-Lockout Tagout or elimination and removal of potential hazards

The hands-on phase of the training will include trainees conducting pre-plans, use of Confined Space Permits, practice rescues, inspection and maintenance of equipment including tripod, harnesses, 4-gas meter, etc. Class duration may exceed 4 hours based on the number of participates to complete the hands-on portion of the day.

**If you have a harness, please bring it with you to the training. We will have a few at the workshop.



7:45 AM – Check-in
8:00 AM – 8:45 AM: Introduction / How to Identify Types of Confined Spaces / Examples of Each Type

8:45 AM – 9:15 AM: Introduction to the Permit Form

9:15 AM – 10:00 AM: General Hazard Analysis and Work Zone Set-Up

10:00 AM – 10:15 AM:  Break Time

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM: Entry/Exit Equipment / Fall Arrest Harnesses and Retrieval Equipment Set-up

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Gas Detection / Internal Space Hazard Analysis – Incidental/Other Hazards

11:30 AM – 12:00 PM: Ventilation

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM: Lunch Break (Lunch Provided)

12:45 PM – 1:15 PM:  Personal Protective Equipment

1:15 PM – 1:45 PM:  General and Pre-Entry Crew Briefings

1:45 PM – 2:15 PM: Entry Team Member Duties

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM: Break Time

2:30 PM – 3:40 PM:  Hands-On and Virtual Exercises using tri-pod, wench, gas meters and fall arrest harnesses

3:40 PM – 4:00 PM: Final Review & Test


Chad Bowman

Mr. Bowman is Manager of the Richmond Operations at EI. With more than 20 years of professional experience, Mr. Bowman is an effective project manager and skilled health and safety professional. His professional experience involves all facets of occupational safety, occupational health, and industrial hygiene.

Mr. Bowman is an OSHA authorized instructor for 10/30 hr. In addition, Mr. Bowman is a Virginia Authorized instructor for Asbestos, Lead, and Mold disciplines as well as the Lead RRP Federal Regulation. Mr. Bowman was a member of the task force for the Virginia Board of Health on Development of Guidelines for Methamphetamine Decontamination and served on the advisor council for the development of the third-party Lead Examination for Virginia. Mr. Bowman currently serves on the Asbestos, Lead, and Home Inspector Board for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Mr. Bowman also routinely performs comprehensive industrial safety audits to evaluate compliance with OSHA General Industry (29 CFR 1910), and Construction (29 CFR 1926) regulations. Evaluations have included, but are not limited to materials storage, overhead cranes, powered industrial trucks, machine guarding, energy control procedures, fall protection, scaffold safety, ladder safety, chemical safety, hazard communication, compressed gas cylinder safety, spray finishing operations, welding, electrical safety, and personal protective equipment use and maintenance. Additionally, Mr. Bowman has conducted safety and industrial hygiene evaluations for construction and demolition projects conducted in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland.

Who Should Attend

Designed specifically for municipal water, waste water, distribution/collection and/or storm water utility workers. Public works, parks, streets/roads, building maintenance or any other city employees who encounter confined spaces at their workplaces can benefit too!

Also recommended for division supervisors, agency safety officers, department safety coordinators and general safety trainers.

Registration and Payment

The following registration fees cover the session, all course materials and meals:

Local Government: $75.00
State/Federal: $125.00
Private Industry: $300.00

Click here for UVA TTA's general registration information, cancellation policy, and refund policy. UVA TTA accepts the following credit cards: American Express, VISA, MasterCard, and Discover. Credit card information cannot be taken over the phone. Alternatively, after registering you can print out a voucher to send in with your payment. After you have completed the transaction you will receive an automatically generated email confirming registration and payment if applicable. Final confirmation and instructions will be sent out during the week prior to the class date.

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