Understanding OSHA's Permit-Required 

Confined Space Standard

Upcoming Classes

Check back soon for updated schedules




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 on the first day of the course
  • Continuing Education Credit - 0.8 CEU's
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software