Safety Hazard Webinars

Webinar lab The Fisher Scientific safety team is partnering with major safety suppliers to bring you hazard-focused webinars. Designed for safety professionals, presented by respected safety experts, and produced by Whitehat Communications, these webinars will help you make your workplace safer.

You can register for upcoming sessions or watch archived webinar recordings at any time, from anywhere, at no cost. Certificates of attendance are offered for six months after the live event and, in many cases, attendance counts as contact hours toward continued education requirements. Check back often for new event postings.  

Confined Space Safety Solutions
Live Event: Thursday, May 21, 2020  |  1:00 PM EDT
Certificates of Attendance available until November 21, 2020

Recording Slides

Confined spaces can present some of the most challenging environments for health and safety professionals. Unstable materials, toxic atmospheres, or the potential for falls put employees at risk. That’s why employers must evaluate all confined spaces to identify potential hazards and determine how to address them.

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) requires that employers test air quality, keep spaces ventilated, provide proper safety equipment, and have rescue procedures in place. Approximately 61 percent of confined-space fatalities are caused by unsafe physical conditions and 34 percent by poor atmospheric conditions. With the right information and a plan in place, these hazards can be minimized.

In this webinar, offered by the Fisher Scientific team and 3M, you’ll learn the basics of selecting the right personal protective equipment, how to develop an entry and rescue plan, and what training and tools are available to you. Presenter Steve Kosch, 3M Personal Safety Division, will leave you with a better understanding of what’s needed to create and maintain a safe work environment.

 This session will:
  • Discuss the ABC’s of confined space entry PPE
  • Describe the creation of a confined space entry and rescue plan
  • Examine the confined space entry training that is available
  • Identify the tools available for confined space entry and rescue

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Steven Kosch
Global Confined Space Specialist, 3M Sharon Ehrmeyer photo
Steve is a Global Confined Space Specialist at 3M. He has the responsibility for supporting customers and sales teams in providing solutions for protecting workers in confined spaces and when working at heights. Steve has a Master’s Degree in Risk Control/Safety from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. For 18 years he had worked as a Safety and Health professional in the oil refining and petrochemical industries. He has also managed safety and confined space operations in one of 3M’s largest chemical manufacturing locations. He has over 25 years of firefighting and emergency medical experience and has led both industrial and municipal confined space and rescue teams.
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