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Introduction to Confined Spaces in Construction

Intended Audience

  • Confined Space Entry Supervisor
  • Confined Space Entrant Worker
  • Confined Space Attendant Worker

Why Take This Course

This Introduction to Confined Spaces in Construction online safety course will explain the scope, definitions, requirements, processes and permits, training, duties of confined spaces personnel, rescue and employee participation requirements. Case studies and interactive exercises are designed to support student learning. Upon successful completion of this course, you will:

  • Recognize requirements of the OSHA Confined Spaces in Construction Standard, 29 CFR 1926, Subpart AA (effective August 3, 2015)
  • Identify hazards typical to confined spaces, how they are recognized and evaluated, and ways these hazards are controlled
  • Recognize components of the confined space permit process
  • Identify duties of individual confined space team members
  • Recognize the dangers of entry rescues and the preparations required for making a rescue
  • Recognize basic employer requirements for protecting workers from exposure to confined space entry hazards

Course Topics

  • Introduction to Confined Spaces
  • Confined Spaces in Construction Standard
  • Definitions
  • General Requirements
  • Confined Spaces Safe Working Practices
  • Permit-required Confined Space Entry (CSE)
  • CSE Equipment
  • Duties of the CSE Team
  • Rescue from Confined Spaces
  • Special Considerations