The United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued 29 CFR 1910.134 (g)(3) “Procedures for IDLH Atmospheres” requires a second worker to stand by for emergency response, outside the area where there is the potential for an IDLH atmosphere. This second worker, the breathing air “bottle watch,” must have a direct line of communication with the worker at risk.
Shot on location using industry best practices, this course instructs viewers on the roles and responsibilities of the bottle watch when transferring cargos that have the potential to reach IDLH concentrations in the workplace. Some of these basic duties will include ensuring adequate air volume and flow, preventing fouling and tangling of airlines, maintaining continual visual and verbal contact with the tankerman and emergency response procedures. This program is recommended to accompany hands on training for both standby “bottle watch” personnel, as well as those using supplied air respirators.