Confined Spaces fall into the following categories:
Non-Permitted: Is large enough and so configured that an employee can bodily enter and perform assigned work; and has limited or restricted means for entry or exit (example: tanks, vessels, silos, storage bins, hoppers, tunnels, sewers, pipelines,vaults,and pits); and is not designed for continuous employee occupancy.
Permitted: Contains or has the potential to contain a hazardous stmosphere. Contains a material that has the potential for emgulfing an entrant, has an internal configuration such that an entrant cound be trapped or asphyxiated by inwardly converging walls, or a floor which slops and tapers to a smaller cross section; or contains amy other recognized serious safety or health hazard.
All Orange firefighters are trained to OSHA confined space awareness level. We have over 26 personnel that are trained to OSHA Certified Confined Space Rescue Specialist level.