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A confined space is a work area that is not designed for continuous occupancy and has restricted entry or exit. Some confined spaces that are commonly found in cemeteries include graves, vaults and mausoleums. Confined spaces in funeral homes may include cremation units, boilers, furnaces, large HVAC units and septic tanks. This training program focuses on recognizing confined spaces and preplanning for entry, work and emergency response. It includes important information on:
- Recognizing confined spaces
- Potential hazards in confined spaces
- The definition of a “permit required” confined space
- Procedures and controls for ensuring safety
- Understanding regulations pertaining to permit-required confined work spaces
- Planning for emergencies