Many workplaces contain spaces that are considered “confined” because their configurations hinder the activities of employees who must enter, work in, and exit them. A confined space has limited or restricted means for entry or exit, and it is not designed for continuous employee occupancy. Confined spaces include, but are not limited to underground vaults, tanks, storage bins, manholes, pits, silos, process vessels, and pipelines.
OSHA uses the term “permit-required confined space” (permit space) to describe a confined space that has one or more of the following characteristics: contains or has the potential to contain a hazardous atmosphere; contains a material that has the potential to engulf an entrant; has walls that converge inward or floors that slope downward and taper into a smaller area which could trap or asphyxiate an entrant; or contains any other recognized safety or health hazard, such as unguarded machinery, exposed live wires, or heat stress.
Confined Space Entry Training Class Topic Overview:
- Contents of OSHA Standard 1926 Subpart AA
- Confined space definition
- Hazards of confined spaces
- Confined space entry procedures
- Training for entrants, attendants and supervisors
- Acute or chronic effects of working in confined spaces
- Permit-required confined spaces
- Emergency rescue from confined spaces
- Personal Protective Equipment in Confined Spaces
Our easy-to-use video kit provides all the necessary materials for running successful training, including:
- 20-minute Confined Entry for Construction Safety Training Video written by industry professionals
- Confined Entry for Construction PowerPoint Presentation for classroom use
- OSHA Standard 1926 Subpart AA compliant content
- Printable documents, including:
- Training outline
- Compliance Manual
- Completion Certificate & Wallet Cards / ID card
- Attendance Log / Sign-In Form
- Employee Quiz and Answer Key
- Confined entry safety supplemental printouts
After completing this training, workers will be certified in the OSHA Standard 1926 Subpart AA and should be able to use sound judgment and work within confined spaces safely.
Who should take this course?
Any workers in industrial, warehouse, manufacturing, food service, maintenance or other industries who will work in or around confined entry spaces. This training is also suitable supervisors, managers, to train the trainer or as a refresher course for seasoned employees.