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Video Conference

Confined Space Awareness

  • Feb 14, 2017 (1:00 - 4:00 pm CT; 12:00 - 3:00 pm MT)
    Video Conference (designated rooms at DOT sites) (Rescheduled from January 18, 2017)


REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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A confined space is defined as an area that is large enough that an employee can enter, work, has a limited means of entry or exit and is not designed for continuous occupancy. As part of this course the participants will:

  • Identify the four categories of hazards of confined spaces,
  • Describe examples of confined spaces found in road construction,
  • Recognize the responsibilities and duties of a competent person,
  • Recognize the training and rescue requirements for personnel involved with confined spaces, and
  • Recognize the scope of OSHA General Industry Standards 1910.146.


Ben Doyle is an instructor for Minnesota State Community and Technical College (M State), teaching customized, non-credit classes in maintenance, electrical continuing education and safety for M State Workforce Development Solutions, as well as credit based classes for maintenance and electrical programs.

Ben has an AAS degree in Agriculture Resources Technology, an AAT in Electrical Construction and an AA in Liberal Arts.

Ben’s experience in the electrical industry began in the 90’s in Washington state, where he held an Administrators and Journeyman License and worked in commercial, residential and industrial industries. His additional work experiences in the industry include drafting, design, estimation, heavy equipment operation, and commercial driving. After moving to Minnesota, he continued to work in similar industries with an additional focus in agriculture. He continues to maintain his Minnesota Electrical Journeyman License.

Ben’s extensive field experience and training with safety, benefits him as an OSHA Outreach trainer for General Industry and Construction. His areas of focus include Confined Space, Lock-out Tag-out and Electrical Safety, in addition to being a certified competent person trainer for Fall Protection and Scaffolding.

Target Audience

Managers, supervisors, safety officers and staff that work in or around confined spaces will benefit from this knowledge transfer.

NDSU Dept 2880P.O. Box 6050Fargo, ND 58108-6050