Understanding OSHA's Permit-Required 

Confined Space Standard

Upcoming Classes

14 Nov 2023 8:00 AM • Arizona State University - 660 S College Ave Tempe, AZ

OSHA 7300
Understanding OSHA's Permit
Required Confined Space Standard

Entry into confined spaces to perform maintenance work carries an inherent risk to those performing the work. A confined space is considered by OSHA to be a Permit Required Confined Space under 29 CRF 1910.126 if it has one or more of the following characteristics:
  • It 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
  • contains any other recognized safety or health hazard, such as unguarded machinery, exposed live wires, or heat stress
Entry into a Permit Required Confined Space requires special procedures and training under a program that must be developed and implemented by the employer. This course will discuss the requirements of a confined space program and the special procedures that must be followed.

Learning objectives for this course include:

  • Discuss the scope, application and key definitions contained in the OSHA Standards
  • Compare the OSHA requirements to the ANSI standards
  • Identify requirements for each step in the permit space evaluation process
  • Identify responsibilities of host and contractors in permit space entry
  • Distinguish among the three options for entry and identify the requirements associated with these options
  • Describe the requirements for permit programs and the permit system
  • Explain training requirements
  • Discuss the types of rescue and employer responsibilities

Additional Information:

  • Prerequisites - None
  • Books Required - None - all required manuals are included in course enrollment fee and distributed during the course
  • Continuing Education Credit - 0.8 CEU's
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