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Article # 11501

Safety Q & A

Q: In our plant we have several permit-required confined spaces that are only entered once every several years. Is it necessary to do rescue training every year for those spaces?
A: If a confined space will not be entered, then there is no need for rescue training for that space. However, under 1910.146 (K) (1) liii) if the confined space could be entered for any reason, such as in an emergency, then rescue training for that space must be conducted prior to entry and at least once every 12 months.