Confined Space Awareness: Do You Know if You Are Safe?

Webinar On-Demand
Provided by ISHN
Presented by Fred Sullivan and Thomas Webb

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the key planning considerations when confronted with confined space activities.
  2. Describe best practices concerning situations where confined space entry is required.
  3. Discuss real-world examples of hazards and best methods to mitigate them.
  4. Explain how to comply with an entry permit, follow entry procedures, recognize hazards, use all safety equipment and work as a team with regards to confined space activities.


As an IACET Accredited Provider, BNP Media offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard.
This course can be self-reported for contact hours to ABiH/BGC.
Course may qualify for BCSP recertification points.
This course may qualify to be self-reported to ICCP for professional development credits toward CBIP recertification.

Every year at worksites located across the globe, workers are tasked to enter spaces not designed for human occupation. Tom Webb and Fred Sullivan will share an overview of key considerations and best practices concerning situations where confined space entry is required. They will share their knowledge, real-world examples, and lessons learned from years of safety management experience gained from working with OSHA, and various industries including defense, construction, utilities, and industrial facilities management.

Valuable information gained from this training will include:

  • Key planning considerations when confronted with confined space activities
  • Real-world examples of hazards and best methods to mitigate them

Fred Sullivan is a retired Major from the Mississippi Army National Guard and Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom with 22 years of leadership experience as a Commander, Staff Officer, and Manager with primary planning and operational responsibility in identifying and mitigating risk involved in military missions during peace time and in a combat role. Fred also served as Program Manager for the NASA Laboratories and Mississippi Army Ammunition Plant located at Stennis Space Center and currently plays a key role in ensuring safe execution of NASA missions at John C. Stennis Space Center as a Safety Engineer employed by NVision Solutions, Inc.

Tom Webb’s career in Occupational Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) began more than 20 years ago while serving in the U.S. Navy as a Highly Decorated Hospital Corpsman. He retired from the Navy in March 2000, and spent 10 years as a Compliance Officer and Safety Consultant at the Arizona State Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH). He has been involved with several VPP Certs (being on both sides OSHA and private industries), conducted thousands of workplace inspections and hundreds of accident investigations in construction and general industry. He is currently working with SYNCOM Space Services as one of their Senior Safety Engineers. His certifications are Registered Safety Professional (RSP), Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP), OSHA Authorized Construction Outreach Trainer, and MSH Approved Instructor. He also has BS and AS Degree in Business Management and Occupational and Environmental Safety Management.