Entering and working in a confined space is a high-risk job. It is crucial (and required) that all persons involved in confined space entry work such as supervisors, entrants, attendants, and rescue personnel understand the potential hazards of a confined space and strictly adhere to safe work practices and entry procedures.
Confined spaces can be found on many worksites, and they can limit the mobility of people who work within them. Confined spaces include (but are not limited to) underground vaults, tanks, storage bins, manholes, pits, silos, process vessels, and pipelines.
This online course satisfies the training requirements for the OSHA 29 CFR § 1910.146 Permit-Required Confined Spaces Standard.
According to OSHA, “permit-required confined space (permit space)” describes a confined space that has a potentially hazardous atmosphere; contains a material that has the potential to engulf or suffocate a person; has walls that taper down to a narrow area that can trap or suffocate a person; and has known safety or health hazards like live wires, unguarded machinery, etc.
Before initial work on an assignment can begin, an employer must provide proper training for all workers working in permit-required confined spaces. Once trained, employers must ensure that the employees have acquired the understanding, knowledge, and skills necessary to perform their duties safely.
Additional training is required when:
Job duties change
Permit space operation presents any new hazard
Employee’s job performance shows deficiencies
Objectives of this course are for the student to:
-Understand the scope & application of OSHA’s various confined space entry standards
-Identify “Confined Spaces”, then determine if they are “Permit Required”
-Understand OSHA requirements for developing and maintaining a “Permit-required confined space entry program” / permit
-Know responsibilities of entrants, attendants, entry supervisors, contractors
-Identify when you may utilize OSHA’s “Alternate Entry” and “Reclassification” procedures
-Understand the requirements for “Rescue & Emergency Services”
-Have a basic knowledge of the general use and limitations of related equipment
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After successful completion of this course you will be able to print your certificate of training.
Subject Matter Expert
Subject Matter Expert for this course:
Curtis Chambers, CSP
President – OSHA Training Services Inc.
Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
OSHA-authorized Outreach Trainer for Construction & General Industry Courses
Past Work Experience
* Corporate Safety Director – Fortune 500 multi-national company
* Safety Coordinator – Major municipality
* Safety Inspector – State OSHA Consultation Program
* OSHA consultant for 20+ years
* Received extensive training as a safety inspector from OSHA Training Institute
This course includes a notes packet for the student to print out for use when taking the course. There are also links to view and print the OSHA permit-required confined space standard and appendices, as well as other useful materials.
This course addresses the following topics, plus more:
Evolution of early confined space entry standards
OSHA’s various confined space entry standards and related standards
Elements of a permit-required confined space entry program
Reclassifying permit spaces to non-permit
OSHA’s alternate entry procedures
Duties of entrants, attendants, and entry supervisors
Requirements for rescue and emergency services
Monitoring atmospheric hazards
There are no pre-requisites required to take thgis course. However, information and training is needed on your company’s site-specific procedures, as well as any equipment related to confined space entry, including but not limited to respiratory protection, other personal protective equipment, atmospheric monitoring equipment, ventilation equipment, and emergency response / rescue. The employer is responsible for providing and documenting any/all additional training required per OSHA.
Each section of this course is followed by a short quiz on the content of that section. Students must correctly answer 80% of the quiz questions to proceed to the next section. The section quizes can be attempted three times. Failure to score at least 80% on any section quiz after three attempts will require the student to repeat that section.
Students completing the course are eligible to take the final exam online. A score of 80% on the final exam is necessary to print your personalized certificate of completion. The student gets three (3) attempts to pass the course.