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This Confined Space Awareness online training course material is intended to raise awareness of confined space hazards. It is not a confined space entry or rescue training program. This curriculum is not intended to train you to be an attendant in a confined space entry or to perform a rescue. This tool will help you identify confined spaces so that you will stay out.

Standard Permit-Required Confined Spaces 29 CFR 1910.146

Confined spaces – such as manholes, crawl spaces, and tanks – are not designed for continuous occupancy and are difficult to exit in the event of an emergency. People working in confined spaces face life-threatening hazards including toxic substances, electrocutions, explosions, and asphyxiation.

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 authorizes the promulgation of such health and safety standards as are necessary or appropriate to provide safe or healthful employment and places of employment. The statute specifically authorizes information collection by employers as necessary or appropriate for the enforcement of the Act or for developing information regarding the causes and prevention of occupational injuries, illnesses, and accidents.

The collections of information contained in the permit-required confined spaces standard are necessary to provide for the prevention of deaths and injuries which occur during entry into such spaces. This standard was promulgated under the authority in section 6(b) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.


Course Length: 1 Hour