Cal / OSHA Construction Confined Space Entry

This course has been designed to familiarize construction employees with the hazards of working in confined spaces.

Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
Course Length: 2 Hours

What you'll learn

  • Introduction to Cal/OSHA Construction Confined Spaces Safety Training
  • Permit-Required Confined Spaces
  • Confined Space Hazards
  • Rescue
  • Controls
  • Training and Education

Course Description

In this course, you will gain awareness of potential hazards, understand permit regulations for confined spaces, identify appropriate rescue plans, and establish a system for emergency roles. This course has been designed to familiarize employees with the hazards of working in confined spaces and to establish an effective confined space program to be implemented in the case of a hazard and contains information specific to the California standards regarding confined spaces.

Our Cal/OSHA Construction Confined Space Entry Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check non-scored questions, and a final exam.

Course Outline

Cal/OSHA Construction Confined Space Entry Course Outline

About This Course

Course Objectives

Introduction to Cal/OSHA Construction Confined Spaces Safety Training

  • Definitions and Key Terms
  • Applicable Regulations
  • California Code of Regulations
  • 29 CFR Regulation §1926.1203

Permit-Required Confined Spaces

  • Permit Space Procedures
  • Entry Permits
  • Permit-Required Confined Space Program

Confined Space Hazards

  • Atmospheric Hazards
  • Physical Hazards


  • Types of Rescues
  • Rescue Equipment
  • Rescue Planning and Training


  • Monitoring
  • Ventilation
  • Physical Hazard Controls
  • Mechanical Hazard Controls
  • Electrical Hazard Controls
  • Engulfment Controls
  • Safe Work Practices

Training and Education

  • Entry Team
  • The Authorized Entrant
  • The Attendant
  • The Entry Supervisor
  • Responsibilities


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Frequently Asked Questions

Who must take this training?

This training is required for persons within the construction industry 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?

A training program should be conducted before any work in a confined space takes place, also is the following situations

  • Whenever the type of work changes
  • If any the work type is changed or if operations change
  • When conditions or hazards change
  • If employees are found not to be following the established guidelines

For rescue team members, training should be held annually.

What are the governing regulations?

This online course satisfies the training requirements for the Cal/OSHA Title 8 CCR, Section 3203 & 5156 through 5158 and OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1203.

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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