Confined Space Entry Training Online
Many workplaces containg spaces with limited or restricted means of entry or exit, that hinder mobility and activities of employees, or are not meant for continuous employee occupancy. These spaces are defined by OSHA as "Confined Spaces" and may include vaults, tanks, storage bins, manholes, crawl spaces, silos and pipelines. Workers who enter confined spaces may face many life-threatening hazards. As such, it is important that every worker exposed to these conditions knows how to identify and deal with Confined Spaces and the hazards they may present.
This course is based on the OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146 permit-required confined space standards for General Industry.
NEWLY UPDATED Confined Space Entry Training for Construction course updated for Subpart AA of 29 CFR 1926.
What is a permit-required confined space?
Any confined space that contains one or more of the following is considered by OSHA to be a "Permit-Required Confined Space":
- A potentially hazardous atmosphere
- A material that has the potential to suffocate or engulf a person
- Walls that taper down to a narrow area that can trap or suffocate a person
- Health hazards such as unguarded machinery, exposed live wires, excessive heat, etc.
Before initial work on a project may begin, an employer must ensure that all employees working in permit-required confined spaces receive proper training and that they have the understanding, knowledge and equipment necessary to perform their duties safely.
The main goal of this course is to provide the knowledge and training necessary to identify and safely work in or around confined spaces and the hazards they may present. Students who succesfully pass this course should be able to:
- Understand the scope & application of OSHA’s confined space entry standards
- Identify “Confined Spaces” and determine if they are “Permit Required”
- Understand OSHA requirements for developing and maintaining a “permit-required confined space entry program”
- 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”
- Know how to identify and respond to hazards and injuries relating to Confined Spaces
Time of Completion
Once you enroll in the 8-hour online Confined Spaces course, you have six months from the time you start this course to complete it in order to receive credit. After six months, your account will expire and you will be required to purchase the course again if you wish to complete it.
Students who complete the course are eligile to take the final exam online. Students will be given three (3) opportunities to pass the final exam; if you do not pass after three tries, you will required to purchase the course again if you wish to complete it.