Confined Space Entry Training for General Industry (1910.146)

OSHA confined space entry standards for general industry [1910.146] require companies and organizations to implement a confined space entry program if their employees will enter permit-required confined spaces. A major element of a confined space program is providing confined space training for all employees involved in confined space entry work; that includes the entrant(s), attendant, and the entry supervisor, as well as managers with oversight of the confined space entry program at their organization. There are no prerequisites required to take the confined space training course.

Confined Space Training for General IndustryHave a qualified instructor conduct confined space training at your site for your group (weekday or weekend). This service is available to employers located anywhere in the United States and US territories (P.R., USVI, Guam). We also offer a comprehensive online confined space training course that you can start right away, as well as a confined space training DVD with a leader's guide for do-it-yourself confined space trainers to use in-house (see links below).

Topics covered in this 6 to 7 hour confined space entry class include:

  • Overview of OSHA's permit-required confined space entry standards for general industry
  • OSHA definitions of key terms
  • Health and safety hazards associated with confined space work
  • Identifying which confined spaces are permit-required
  • OSHA requirements for reclassification of permit spaces to non-permit
  • OSHA's alternate entry procedures for select permit-required confined spaces
  • Signage requirements
  • Elements of a written confined space entry program
  • The entry permit
  • Duties of entrants, attendants and entry supervisors
  • Requirements for confined space rescue and emergency services
  • OSHA requirements for dealing with on-site contractors
  • Personal protective equipment requirements
  • Identifying and measuring atmospheric hazards
  • Ventilation techniques

. . .  and more

All trainees for the on site class receive a manual, note packet, and personalized certificate of completion, and the training class is documented to meet OSHA certification requirements for confined space training. The online confined space training class also comes with a notes packet and personalized certificate of completion that the student (or employer) can print upon successful completion of their online confined space entry training course. 

Click below to request a proposal for an on site training class for your group.

Watch our free online OSHA tutorial on "How to Identify a Confined Space" 

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