OSHA Expert - Confined Space Entry

As an OSHA expert with over 30 years of extensive experience in the field of occupational safety and health, one of the services offered by Curtis Chambers, MS, CSP, is OSHA expert witness and litigation support (consulting expert) services in matters related to OSHA confined space entry standards for clients throughout the United States.


Mr. Chambers extensive experience and training in the area of compliance with OSHA regulations for confined space entry operations make him uniquely qualified to offer OSHA expert services. Here is a recap of his experience and training in this field:

Work Experience (starting with most recent)

  • Owner of OSHA training and consultation companies (1999 to present)
  • Corporate Safety Director - Fortune 500 Company
  • Employee Safety Coordinator - Major Municipality
  • Safety Officer - State OSHA Consultation program
  • V.P. of Operations (including worker safety) - Structural Steel Fabricator and Construction Company


Training and Education


  • M.S. in Occupational Safety and Health - Southeastern Oklahoma State University
  • B.S. in Management of Human Resources - Regents College/University of the State of New York
  • U.S. Department of Labor - OSHA Training Institute
    • Initial OSHA Compliance Officer Training Course
    • Federal Construction Standards Course for Compliance Officers
    • On-Site Consultation Course
    • Industrial Noise Course
    • Analytical Laboratory Orientation Course
    • Oil and Gas Operations: Health and Safety Course
    • Workplace Back Injury Prevention Course


Other Qualifications


  • Designated a Certified Safety Professional (CSP) in 1993 by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)
  • OSHA authorized Outreach Trainer - construction and general industry
  • Professional Member of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) since 1992
  • Recognized as an OSHA Expert by courts and OSHA during litigation
  • Approved by OSHA as third-party consultant to assist employers as part of settlement agreements
  • Have been retained by the Solicitor of the US Dept of Labor as a final arbitrator of sorts in an OSHA case


Client Breakdown

  • Plaintiff's - approximately 30%
  • Defendants - approximately 70%
  • Clients assisted include those engaged in manufacturing, construction, service industries, oil and gas, transportation, warehousing, and all levels of government (federal, state, municipal)

Topics addressed as an OSHA expert in confined space entry include, but are not limited to:

  • OSHA standards for confined space entry (for construction and general industry settings)
  • Requirements to identify permit-required confined spaces
  • Requirements for implementing a confined space entry program / permit
  • Requirements for entrants, attendants, entry supervisors, and the competent person
  • Requirements for confined space rescue operations
  • Requirements for ventilation inside confined spaces
  • Identifying atmospheric hazards inside confined spaces (gas detection equipment)
  • Physical hazards present inside confined spaces
  • OSHA alternate entry procedures for confined space entry
  • Reclassification of permit-required confined spaces to non-permit status


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OSHA Expert - Confined Space Entry