Safety Considerations in Confined Spaces



Date: May 14, 2019
Time: 12:00 - 13:00 ET
Course Leader : John Fuke, Fall Protection Technical Manager, Personal Safety Division, 3M Canada Company
Duration : 1 hour 0 minute
Price: Free

FREE Webinar by 3M (Powered by Canadian Occupational Safety)

Safety Considerations in Confined Spaces

Confined spaces present some of the most challenging work environments for health and safety professionals. From dangerous atmospheric conditions such as oxygen-depleted, toxic and even explosive environments, to physically hazardous conditions such as extreme temperatures, unstable materials, or the potential for falls, confined spaces often present unseen challenges. Ensuring workers are safe in confined spaces requires a thorough understanding of the potential hazards, current legislative requirements that apply and best practices.

This webinar will cover:

  • Definition of Confined space
  • Overview of common types and hazards
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Confined space rescue planning
  • Appropriate PPE/System selection
  • Importance of education and training


John Fuke
Fall Protection Technical Manager, Personal Safety Division,
 3M Canada Company

John has been in the fall protection business for over 23 years. His career path has covered product management, marketing, product development, training and technical services. From a technical perspective, John also looks after over 40 Certified Repair Facilities for 3M. His background includes serving on the Canadian Standards Association Technical Committee for Fall Protection as well the American National Standards Institute equivalent in the United States. John has been active in contributing to industry associations, regulators and the Standards Committees as a subject matter expert for fall protection.

David McPherson
Commercialization and Compliance Programs Manager, 3M Canada Company

David has been working in health and safety for over 30 years, splitting time equally between technical and business roles. He began his career at 3M as a Corporate Industrial Hygienist and has held roles leading the corporate radiation safety and regulatory affairs programs, managing 3M’s international line of powered and supplied air products and most recently driving the Canadian integration of 3M’s Scott Safety acquisition. David has served on multiple committees with the Canadian Standards Association and is subject matter expert on respiratory protection.