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It is an OSHA requirement that employers train workers who are required to work in permit-required confined spaces before the initial work assignment begins. Training is required for rescue team members. It is also highly suggested for persons to be certified in First Aid and CPR. A confined space has limited or restricted means of entry or exit, is large enough for an employee to enter and perform assigned work, and is not designed for continuous occupancy. These spaces may include, but are not limited to:

  • Underground vaults
  • Tanks
  • Storage bins
  • Pits and diked areas
  • Vessels
  • Silos



Some of the topics covered are:

  • Recognition of confined space hazards
  • Identification of permit and non-permit required confined spaces
  • Use of instrumentation to evaluate atmospheric hazards
  • Ventilation techniques
  • Development and implementation of a confined space program
  • Proper signage

The course also includes Hands-On Rescue Simulation, and students will leave with experience in assembling and using a confined space tripod and harnesses, etc.

This course meets OSHA Standard 29CFR1910.146.