Course Description


This course covers the requirements of the OSHA Permit-Required Confined Space Standard. Course topics include safety and health hazards associated with confined space entry, and the evaluation, prevention, and abatement of these hazards. The course covers OSHA requirements for both the General Industry and Construction standards. This course is designed for small employers or a designated representative (line supervisor or manager) with the responsibility to develop a permit-required confined space program. Upon course completion students will have a basic understanding of confined space hazards, evaluating and abatement of the hazards, the roles and responsibilities for attendants, entrants and entry supervisors, and determining when a confined space shall be classified as a permit-required confined space.

Course Outline

  1. Identify the scope, application and key definitions ?
  2. Recognize the hazards within a confined space?
  3. Identify safe entry conditions?
  4. Learn the requirements of a confined space program?
  5. Identify the duties for authorized entrants, attendants and entry supervisors?
  6. Explain training requirements?
  7. Discuss the types of confined space rescue and employer responsibilities?

Learner Outcomes

  • Be able to identify and classify confined spaces within the workplace

  • Identify possible hazards that may be found in a confined space

  • Know the OSHA rules, regulations and other industry standards relating permit required confined space

  • Understand and properly fill out a confined space permit

  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of the attendant, entrant and entry supervisor

  • Understand and apply the requirements of a confined space program


Harper College is a proud recipient of the OSHA Susan Harwood Training Grant which provides FREE training and education for workers and employers in workplace safety and health hazards.

Government employees are not eligible to participate due to grant regulations (Local/City/Municipality, County, State or Federal). The intended audience includes:

  • Supervisors and Managers
  • Employees and Workers
  • Unemployed Workers who intend to re-enter the workforce
  • New Businesses
  • Limited English Proficiency Workers
  • Low Literacy Workers
  • Young Workers
  • Temporary Workers
  • Minority and other hard-to-reach workers
  • Workers in high-hazard industries with high fatality rates
  • Government Employees who are responsible for occupational safety and health duties at their agencies

Disclaimer: This material was produced under grant number SH-05168-SH9 from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. It does not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the U.S. department of Labor, nor does mention of trade names, commercial products, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. government.



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