Cal / OSHA Permit Required & Non-permit
Confined Space Entry

This course will review the common atmospheric and physical hazards in confined spaces, and best practices for controlling or eliminating hazards.

Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
Course Length: 2 Hours

What you'll learn

  • Introduction to Cal/OSHA Confined Spaces Safety
  • Confined Spaces Overview
  • Dangers of Confined Spaces
  • Confined Spaces Safety Controls

Course Description

This online course provides basic safety training to help you understand the risk factors associated with confined spaces, with case studies and quizzes to help reinforce understanding. The course will review the common atmospheric and physical hazards in confined spaces, best practices for controlling or eliminating hazards, and the requirements set forth by California confined spaces regulations.

The Cal/OSHA Permit required and Non-permit Confined Space Entry Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check non-scored questions, and a final exam.

Course Outline

Cal / OSHA Confined Space Entry Course Outline

About This Course

Course Objectives

Introduction to Cal/OSHA Confined Spaces Safety

  • Cal/OSHA Confined Spaces State Plan
  • Key Terms
  • Confined Spaces Fatality Statistics

Confined Spaces Overview

  • Types of Confined Spaces
  • Examples of Confined Spaces

Dangers of Confined Spaces

  • Types of Hazards: Atmospheric Hazards
  • Oxygen Deficiency Hazard
  • Oxygen Enrichment Hazard
  • Flammable Gases and Vapors Hazard
  • Toxic Air Contaminants Hazard
  • Physical Hazards: Engulfment Hazard
  • Other Physical Hazards

Confined Spaces Safety Controls

  • Reasons Fatalities Occur in Confined Spaces
  • Requirements for Employers
  • Title 8 CCR, Section 5157 – Permit-Required Confined Spaces
    • Identification of Permit-Required Confined Spaces
    • Required Elements of an Entry Permit
    • Alternative to Permit Space Compliance
    • The Permit-Required Confined Space Program
    • Requirements of a Confined Space Program
    • Employee Training
    • Non-Entry Rescue
  • Title 8 CCR, Section 5158 – Other Confined Space Operations
    • Information and Training for Employees
    • Pre-Entry Provisions
    • Entry Into and Work Within Confined Spaces with Poor Conditions
    • Contract Work in Confined Spaces
    • Emergency Response
    • Requirements for Employees
    • Authorized Entrants
    • Attendants
    • Supervisors
    • Rescuers


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Frequently Asked Questions

Who must take this training?

This training is required for persons supervising confined space entry, entrants – employees entering and working within a confined space, and attendants – those persons tasked with assisting with the entry, but not actually entering themselves.

How often is retraining or recertification required?

Employee training must be provided in four situations:

  1. Before the employee is first assigned duties under this regulation
  2. Before there is a change in assigned duties
  3. Whenever there is a change in permit space operations that presents a hazard for which an employee has not previously been trained
  4. Whenever the employer has reason to believe either that there are deviations from the permit space entry procedures or that there are inadequacies in the employee’s knowledge or use of these procedures

What are the governing regulations?

This online course satisfies the training requirements for the Cal/OSHA Title 8 CCR, Section 5157 & 5158 Permit-required and Non-permit Confined Spaces Standard.

Navigation Strategies

Beginners: Complete the course in order from beginning to end. Once any topic is completed, you will have full access to it at any time for one year after registration, to use as a resource.

Intermediate/Advanced Users: Use the course as a flexible resource tool to find what you need, whenever you need it. Try the assessment tests first, if you get 80%+ you can move to the next level, if you get less than 80% you should complete the lecture. This gives you a pre and post-assessment score, which can be used to track your skills improvements.

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