CNMI-OSHA Consultation and University of California San Diego Host Confined Space Training
From March 21 through March 23, 2022, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Occupational Safety and Health Administration (CNMI-OSHA) Consultation Program, partnered with the University of California San Diego (UCSD), to conduct five confined space training courses over the course of three days in Saipan. Participants included over 60 trainees from the public and private sectors.
Trainees were educated on the hazards associated with confined spaces, including:
- identification of confined spaces,
- evaluation of permit-required confined spaces and hazards,
- development and implementation of safe entry operations,
- providing and maintaining all necessary equipment, and
- evaluating permit space conditions before and during entry operations.
This training will help minimize adverse outcomes and accidents by outlining the skills, hazards, assessments, and protocols to enter a confined space safely. The OSHA On-Site Consultation Program offers no-cost and confidential occupational safety and health services to small and medium-sized businesses in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and several U.S. territories, with priority given to high hazard worksites. Consultants from state agencies or universities work with employers to identify workplace hazards and how to fix them, provide advice for compliance with OSHA standards, train and educate workers, and assist in establishing and improving safety and health programs. On-Site Consultation services are separate from OSHA enforcement efforts. To locate the OSHA On-Site Consultation program nearest you, call 800-321-OSHA (6742) or visit https://www.osha.gov/consultation.