Confined spaces present unique challenges for workers and require comprehensive understanding of diverse hazards as well as permitting processes.  EI safety professionals are available to identify your qualifying confined spaces, provide onsite assessments of hazards, debate program options and deliver training on a variety of procedural levels.

Confined space responsibility and training requirements often depend on the rescue options available to your facility.  Planning is crucial, and EI safety professionals recognize that an emergency situation should not be the instance when you realize your program has deficiencies.  

Confined Space Training
EI’s confined space training  focuses on the complexities of the permit process such as understanding the difference between alternate entry and reclassifying a confined space. EI safety professionals are well-versed on the Confined Space Standards and work to simplify these challenges by sharing their unique expertise in terms of atmospheric hazards, engulfment hazards, entrapment hazards and a wide variety of other hazards common to confined spaces.

EI offers instruction at the awareness, rescue non-entry and rescue entry levels, as well as a Train-the-Trainer option for rescue non-entry.  EI safety professionals will work with your existing equipment (PPE, rescue devices, harnesses, gas meters, etc.) and ensure workers understand all of the responsibilities involved with the distinctive roles on a confined space entry team.



We retained The EI Group to provide safety support at our Clayton, NC site during a recent shut down. Our initial request focused on support of our Lockout/Tagout program but the scope quickly expanded to include JSA’s, confined space identification/permitting and more.
As always, EI impressed our team with their ability to provide subject matter experts within a very demanding timeline. I would highly recommend their team for any safety compliance initiatives in the pharmaceutical arena!
Kim Dew

Novo Nordisk

Confined Spaces Have a Plethora of Inherent Dangers

Confined Spaces Have a Plethora of Inherent Dangers

Confined spaces are typically characterized by limited entry and exit points, poor ventilation and restricted mobility, which can create deadly conditions. One of the most significant dangers is the risk of atmospheric hazards such as oxygen deficiency, toxic gases or flammable substances, which can accumulate within confined spaces and pose immediate threats to anyone entering them. Additionally, the confined nature of these spaces can make it difficult to escape in the event of an emergency, increasing the potential for injury or fatality.