Johnson City Hosts TOSHA Training
Whether it’s a descent into a manhole, accessing a crawl space beneath a building, or entry into a tank, safe navigation of confined spaces is a serious potential hazard for many local government employees. Before entering any confined space, employees are required by TOSHA to obtain Permit-Required Confined Space certification.
The newly revised TOSHA standard for “Permit Required Confined Spaces” went into effect this past August and is one of the most cited standards by TOSHA inspectors for the public sector in Tennessee.
To help regional employees understand the new standard, the City of Johnson City hosted a “Permit-Required Confined Space for Construction” workshop in October. More than 100 participants from Johnson City, Baileyton, Bristol, Bluff City, Collegedale, Elizabethton, Jonesborough, Kingsport and Mt. Carmel attended the workshop.
After receiving overwhelming response to the first workshop, an additional session was held at the beginning of December. Public Entity Partners was proud to provide refreshments for the training participants.
For further information on the new standard, visit https://www.osha.gov/confinedspaces/index.html.
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