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Confined Space Entry Training & Certification

OSHA Confined Space Entry Training Courses for the General Industry

Certified Classroom & Online Confined Space Entry Training and Certification Nationwide

Workers entering permit-required confined spaces (PRCS) to perform maintenance works should be properly trained before the entry operation. Also, employers are required to provide confined space training to affected employees to protect them from potential hazards during the operation. These hazards include asphyxiation, toxic substances, electrocutions, explosions, and others.

Employers who fail to follow OSHA’s confined space standards might face costly legal and financial issues. Worker compensations caused by confined space-related injuries and a damaged company reputation are other losses you might incur.

RPF Environmental can help you avoid these through our certified OSHA confined space training programs in Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and across the U.S.

Why Choose RPF Environmental for Your Confined Space Training & Certification

  • We’ve been providing certified environmental health and safety trainings to employees for years
  • We have licensed safety professionals who can provide you with a comprehensive confined space training course
  • We offer quality services at affordable prices and have thousands of satisfied clients

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We offer OSHA confined space training online and in person at your preferred schedule and location. Our program takes around one hour to complete with no prerequisite courses needed before you can enroll. The course is designed for all levels of employees including supervisors and managers. It can also be customized to suit your specific needs.

Our training aims to maintain your compliance with OSHA’s confined space training requirements specified under 29 CFR 1910.146. It covers the common confined space hazards and the best ways on how to deal with them along with other important topics including the use of personal protective equipment.

Confined Space Certification Course Coverage

Training topics may include:

  • Confined space basics (e.g. definitions, scope, general requirements)
  • Permit-required confined spaces (permit spaces)
  • Identifying, controlling, and eliminating hazards (e.g. hazardous energy)
  • Proper use of equipment
  • Confined space entry procedures including alternate entry procedures
  • PRCS entry program development requirements
  • Roles and responsibilities of the employer, supervisors, entrants, and other affected employees
  • Atmospheric testing & ventilation
  • Training & employee participation
  • Employee rights & responsibilities

After completing the training and passing the final examination (at least a 75% score), you will receive your confined space certification. Thus, allowing you to conduct confined space operations legally and safely.

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What to Know About OSHA Confined Space Training

What Are Confined Spaces?

OSHA defined confined spaces as having three major characteristics:

  • Large enough for workers to bodily enter and perform work
  • Has limited/restricted entry/exit points
  • Not for continuous employee occupancy

In addition, there are those that are called permit-required confined spaces or permit spaces which are the most dangerous types of confined spaces. They can have more than one of the following characteristics:

  • Possibility of a hazardous atmosphere
  • Have materials that can engulf entrants
  • Have inwardly converging floors or walls that can cause asphyxiation or entrapment
  • Contain other serious hazards

Examples of Permit Spaces

  • Underground vaults
  • Vessels
  • Tanks
  • Manholes
  • Storage bins
  • Pits
  • Silos
  • Pipelines
  • Hoppers
  • Tunnels
  • Ductwork
  • Degreasers
  • Sewers
  • Boilers

What Is the OSHA Standard for Confined Space Training?

The OSHA permit-required confined spaces standard covers requirements for the general industry regarding the best practices and procedures for permit space entry operations.

Does OSHA Require Confined Space Training?

Yes, the standard mandates employers to provide employee training to individuals involved in confined space operations. This is to prevent accidents and fatalities during the entry. The training requirements were specified under section 1910.146(g) of the standard.

OSHA Confined Space Training Requirements for Employees

Training should be completed before entry operations. Also, additional training should be given when:

  • New hazards have emerged
  • Changes have been made to employee duties
  • The PRCS program has been modified
  • There are inadequacies in job performance

Also, employees should be able to:

  • Recognize hazards
  • Communicate with attendants
  • Use PPE properly
  • Conduct self-rescue

Confined Space Entry Requirements for Employers

Aside from providing training to employees, employers must also:

  • Evaluate permit spaces in the workplace
  • Inform affected employees about the existence of permit spaces
  • Develop a written permit space program for permit spaces that will be entered
  • Provide PPE and rescue equipment
  • Make sure that response operations are done in a timely manner

You can read a more detailed discussion about confined space training and standards here.

Who Needs Confined Space Training?

Individuals who may need confined space training include the following:

  • Construction workers
  • Firefighters
  • Maintenance technicians
  • Emergency responders
  • Building engineers
  • Pipeline workers
  • HVAC technicians

How Long Is Confined Space Training Good for OSHA?

This will depend on your local regulations, but confined space training certifications are usually valid for one year while others for two to three years. Although OSHA has specified requirements for when training should be provided, they didn’t mention anything about how frequently it should be done.

However, OSHA did require employers to review their permit space programs annually and for employees to practice conducting space rescues every 12 months.

Get Your OSHA Confined Space Certification Through RPF Environmental’s Certified EH&S Training Courses

Confined space operations can lead to serious injuries and even death if not done properly by untrained workers. Aside from that, employers can face lawsuits and hefty penalties for violating OSHA’s confined space entry requirements. Thus, you need to make sure that your employees are equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to conduct operations in permit spaces safely.

Aside from confined space training, we provide various environmental health and safety training programs nationwide including:

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