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Permit-Required Confined Space

Many workplaces contain spaces that are considered “confined” because their

configurations hinder the activities of any employees who must enter, work in,

and exit them. For example, employees who work in process vessels generally

must squeeze in and out through narrow openings and perform their tasks

while cramped or contorted. OSHA uses the term “confined space” to describe

such spaces, and the term “permit-required confined space” (permit space) to

describe those spaces that both meet the definition of “confined space” and

pose health or safety hazards.

Permit-required confined space training includes a variety of classes based on

the needs of your team. We offer a four-hour classroom seminar which provides

the information necessary to comply with OSHA’s regulation, know what is

needed for an entry/rescue team, and understand the equipment investment required. We offer an 8 and 16-hour basic entry/rescue course. These give you the understanding of OSHA compliance, plus the added bonus of hands-on entry, rescue, knots and rope work, ventilation techniques, and monitoring requirements. Our eight-hour advanced class takes a look at your facility requirements, walks through the rescue game plan and involves the participants in a full day of hands-on training.

These trainings include the following specific aspects:

  • Review of 1910.146

  • Recognition of potential hazards

  • Importance of LOTO

  • Monitoring and Ventilation

  • Choosing Correct PPE

  • Proper Entry Procedures

  • Permit Writing

  • Horizontal and Vertical Entry

Assessments are a vital part of compliance. Following OSHA’s criteria, we will assist you onsite with a review of your confined spaces, and determine whether they qualify for permit-required procedures including rescue techniques.


Program writing is a must for anyone who has completed the assessment and has permit-required confined spaces. We can develop the program, review it with personnel and help you implement the steps that will take you toward compliance.

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