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Confined Spaces in Construction with Simulated “Entry” and/or “Non-Entry” Rescue Operation (8 Hr.)

OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Subpart AA — Confined Spaces in Construction and ANSI Z117.1 — Safety Requirements for Confined Spaces Training Certification.


This course covers the safety and health hazards associated with permit-required confined space entry in the Construction Industry . This training is required for employees that may have the opportunity to enter (authorized entrant), attend (attendant), or act as entry supervisors for work in confined spaces including permit-required confined spaces. 


OSHA states that an employer whose employees have been designated to provide permit space rescue and/or emergency services must take the following measures and provide all equipment and training at no cost to those employees: 

  1. Provide each affected employee with the personal protective equipment (PPE) needed to conduct permit space rescues safely and train each affected employee so the employee is proficient in the use of that PPE; 

  2. Train each affected employee to perform assigned rescue duties. The employer must ensure that such employees successfully complete the training required and establish proficiency as authorized entrants, as provided by 1926.1207 and 1926.1208 of this standard; 

  3. Train each affected employee in basic first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The employer must ensure that at least one member of the rescue team or service holding a current certification in basic first aid and CPR is available; and 

  4. Ensure that affected employees practice making permit space rescues before attempting an actual rescue, and at least once every 12 months, by means of simulated rescue operations in which they remove dummies, manikins, or actual persons from the actual permit spaces or from representative permit spaces. Representative permit spaces must, with respect to opening size, configuration, and accessibility, simulate the types of permit spaces from which rescue is to be performed. 

This course satisfies the training requirements for the OSHA 29 CFR 1926 Subpart AA Construction Industry Permit-required and Non-permit Confined Spaces Standard.

Course topics include:

• identification of permit and non-permit required confined spaces; • use of instrumentation to evaluate atmospheric hazards; • continuous forced air ventilation techniques; • employee duties for entrants, attendants & entry supervisors; • rescue & retrieval equipment and types of rescues; • how to perform assigned rescue duties safely; • simulated permit space “non-entry” and “entry” rescues, • development and implementation of a confined space program including entry & hot work permits; • proper signage, • potential respiratory equipment; 

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