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Confined Space Entry - Permit Required

Many workplaces contain spaces that are considered “confined” because of their configurations. A confined space is large enough and configured in such a way that you can enter and perform assigned work. A confined space has a limited or restricted means of entrance or exit, and a configuration that can make first aid, rescue, evacuation, or other emergency response activities difficult. They are not designed or intended for continuous occupancy.

There are two types of confined spaces, non-permit required and permit-required. Permit-required confined spaces are identified by one or more of the following; a hazardous atmosphere, a hazardous internal configuration, an entrapment hazard, other physical, chemical, mechanical, or biological hazards.

In this course you will learn to:
(1) Identify characteristics and examples of a confined space
(2) Identify the potential hazards of a permit-required confined space
(3) Recognize the difference between a permit-required confined space and a non-permit required confined space, as well as the criteria for reclassifying a confined space
(4) Identify your employer’s responsibility to establish and implement safety procedures and protocols for working in and around permit-required confined spaces
(5) Recognize the criteria on an entry permit
(6) Identify the hazard controls that must be implemented prior to entering a permit-required confined space
(7) Recognize the responsibilities of personnel who work in or attend permit-confined spaces
(8) Identify rescue resources and how to plan for emergencies.

Course length: 28 Minutes