May Chapter Meeting: Get Out Alive – What’s the Big Deal with Confined Space Entries?

  • Confined Spaces
     May 14, 2024
     11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Confined space hazards continue to be among the leading scenarios causing workplace fatalities.  Looking back over the decades, there have been several OSHA regulations on confined spaces to help reduce these tragedies.  Did you know that Minnesota’s original Confined Space Standard dates back to 1988, and Federal OSHA implemented their Permit-Required Confined Space Standard (29 CFR 1910.146) in 1993?  The Confined Spaces in Construction Standard (29 CFR 1926.1200) came along in 2015.  Even though these rules have been around in one form or another for a long time, the deaths and serious injuries continue.

Our May Program features Janet Keyes, CIH, FAIHA, a Principal of C.H.E.S.S., Inc. – a Twin Cities firm specializing in providing safety and health consulting services to small and medium sized businesses.  Janet’s work includes developing confined space programs, training employees on how to safely enter confined spaces, and helping clients identify hazards in those spaces.  Despite years of experience, Janet would be the first to tell you that the more she learns about confined spaces, the more there is to learn.  She knows that confined spaces are a big deal!

During her presentation, Janet will help us understand what constitutes a confined space and what constitutes a permit-required confined space.  We will learn to identify some of the factors contributing to fatalities in confined spaces.  She will explain the forms of monitoring that are required for confined space entry and list the most important steps we need to follow to safely enter confined spaces.  With her “real world” experience, this program will help you understand the bug deal of confined spaces and gain a greater appreciation for confined space hazards.  Don’t settle for mere “compliance”; learn how to achieve actual hazard mitigation.  You don’t want to miss this message!


A link for the virtual option will be sent out by 11 AM CDT on 5/14/2024

Tickets Price Qty
Virtual Option for ASSP Member or Guestshow details + $20.00 USD  
Member or guest after the deadline (In person or Virtual)show details + $25.00 USD   Goes On Sale
May 10, 2024
ASSP Member In personshow details + $20.00 USD  
Guest of ASSP in personshow details + $20.00 USD  

Venue:   The Builder's Group

Venue Phone: (651) 389-1140

Venue Website:

2919 Eagandale Boulevard, Suite 100, Eagan, Minnesota, 55121, United States