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Confined Space Training

Location: 109 Front St (second floor), Winchendon, MA 01475

Categories: Safety/Technical

May 26th, 2022 8:00am - 3:00pm Add to my calendar

The New England Consortium (TNEC) has partnered with MIIA to lead this comprehensive one-day overview in which participants will learn the proper procedures for making entry into from Permit-Required Confined Spaces.

This class is taught as an awareness level class that introduces an overview of OSHA regulations and NFPA recommendations.
Participants will be introduced to OSHA confined space regulations for general industry and the construction industry and the National Fire Protection Association guidelines as they work together in small groups to problem solve and build their skills around working in and around permit-required confined spaces.

A brief introduction to confined space rescue is intended to help students determine whether their workplace has the resources (including equipment and personnel) to staff a confined space rescue team.

Students will have an opportunity to work with personal protective equipment, air monitoring equipment, entry permits, regulations, and additional resources typically used and consulted when conducting permit-required confined space entry.

Photographs of confined spaces and permitted confined spaces will be available for review and hands-on problem-solving activities.

If you require accessibility assistance please contact Mary Ann Marino -

About the Trainers:

Bob Zalewski, Trainer

Bob Zalewski retired from the Fire Service in 2015 after 42+ years of full-time service and 44+ years of overall service. His rank was Deputy Fire Chief, and he was one of four Shift Commanders. Bob also served as a rescue technician and hazardous materials/WMD specialist with the Department of Homeland Security’s FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Task Force (MA-TF-1), based out of Beverly, MA. for 24 years. Bob is an assistant coordinator for the Training Branch of the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy in addition to instructing for them, and an adjunct instructor for the National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland. Bob is also an instructor for the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency, the Department of Homeland Security (FEMA), and several other public/private entities. Bob is the safety trainer from the NH Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NHCOSH)

Fred Malaby, Trainer

In 2015, Fred retired from OSHA after a 39-year career as an industrial hygienist with the agency. For 28 of those years, he worked in the Boston Regional Office as a senior industrial hygienist. Mr. Malaby provided technical assistance in OSHA programs involving occupational health and industrial hygiene to OSHA

personnel, related professionals, and the public. Prior to Fred’s retirement, he served as the emergency preparedness coordinator for the region and helped coordinate policy for process safety management, HAZWOPER, combustible dust, respiratory protection, and global harmonization of hazard communication. Fred is the trainer from the Rhode Island Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (RICOSH) and is a part time EHS Consultant with a local employee health and safety consulting firm. 

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