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COURSE 713: Confined Space Program

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Hi, and welcome to the course. If you are a safety manager, supervisor, committee member, or someone who is entering into the occupational safety and health field, this course will help you understand your important responsibilities.

Here's how it works (Read this... it's important!)

    Course 713 Certificate
  1. Study each course module. Just click on the course "Modules" tab above to get started. It take about 30 minutes to one hour to complete each module, including the quiz.
  2. Complete each module quiz. Each quiz is 5-10 questions. When you submit the quiz, a new web page will load with instant feedback on your answers. After you complete the quiz, start on the next module. There is no need to wait! No hurry either. You are in control of the pace of learning.
  3. If you have questions as you study, just send us an email.

  4. Order a certificate.***Optional*** If you want certification of training, order a certificate. The fee is only $11.95 for an emailed PDF certificate, $15 plus shipping for a mailed original certificate or $20 plus shipping for a PDF and original certificate. The fee covers your exam review, course certificate preparation, and maintenance of your student records.

    Go to the OSHAcademy Store to pay for the course certificate. Tip: You will save up to 50% in course fees if you enroll in a Professional Development Certificate Program.

  5. Complete and submit the final course exam.
    • Final exams consist of 20 questions.
    • To meet OSHA requirements, you must pass the final exam with at least a 70% score.
    • If you do not pass the exam, you may retake the exam.
    • If you pass the exam, you may not retake the exam just to raise your score.
    • Most final exam questions are derived from module quizzes.
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Course Introduction

Many workplaces contain spaces that are considered to be "confined" because their configurations hinder the activities of employees who must enter into, work in or exit from them. In many instances, employees who work in confined spaces also face increased risk of exposure to serious physical injury from hazards such as entrapment, engulfment and hazardous atmospheric conditions. Confinement itself may pose entrapment hazards and work in confined spaces may keep employees closer to hazards such as machinery components than they would be otherwise. For example, confinement, limited access and restricted airflow can result in hazardous conditions that would not normally arise in an open workplace.

According to the Z117 ANSI Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) for Confined Spaces, a review of 200 confined space fatality cases from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) database occurring between 1993 and 2004 confirmed that the distribution of causes had not changed to any significant degree. The committee also noted that approximately 65 percent of incidents with fatalities involved atmospheric contamination and engulfment accounted for less than 10 percent of the identified causes. (ASSE Mini Tech-Brief: Confined Spaces - 9/2009)

Keep in mind: Most permit-space accidents happen for the following reasons:

  • Workers have not been properly trained to recognize permit-space hazards.
  • Hazards are not eliminated or controlled before workers enter the space.
  • Rescuers are inexperienced or improperly trained.

Course Goals

This course has been developed to explain basic requirements detailed within OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.146, Permit-required confined spaces, which will assist employers in establishing and maintaining an effective confined space program. By implementing such a program, our employees will be able to:

  • Recognize, evaluate, and control confined space hazards.
  • Save lives and protect employees from job-related injuries and illnesses.
  • Promote safe and effective work practices.
  • Reduce preventable workers’ compensation costs
  • Comply with company procedures and practices

This course provides a general overview of a particular topic related to OSHA standards. It does not alter or determine compliance responsibilities in OSHA standards or the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. Because interpretations and enforcement policy may change over time, you should consult current OSHA administrative interpretations and decisions by the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission and the Courts for additional guidance on OSHA compliance requirements.

Modules

To begin your training, click on the module links below. If you are just starting this course, you should start with module 1.

  1. Confined Space Basic Concepts
  2. Program Elements
  3. The Confined Space Permit
  4. Atmospheric Hazards
  5. Non-Atmospheric Hazards
  6. Controlling Hazards
  7. The Confined Space Entry Team
  8. Confined Space Rescue
  9. Training Requirements

Course 713 Final Exam

OSHAcademy course final exams are designed to help ensure students demonstrate a sufficient understanding of the content covered within each course. To help demonstrate this understanding, students must achieve a minimum score of 70% on final exams. It is OSHAcademy's policy to protect the integrity of our exams, as a result, we do not provide missed questions to students.

After you have studied all of the course material and taken the module quizzes, you can take the final exam. The module quizzes are optional, but we highly recommend you take each quiz, as the questions are similar to those on the final exam.

This is an open book exam. As you are taking the exam, if you find a question you are unsure of, you should use the course study guide or course web pages to research the correct answer. Don't worry, if you fail the exam, you can study and retake the exam when you are ready.

If you have already paid for a Certificate Program

If you have already paid for your certificates, your exam score will be displayed in your student dashboard. You will also be able to view or print the course PDF certificate if you purchased this option. Your PDF transcript will also be automatically updated to include the course.

If you only want free training

After each exam, you will automatically receive an email with pass/fail results. We do not provide exact exam scores unless you purchase a course or program certificate. You are welcome to take all of our courses for free. We only charge a fee if you want certificates to document your training.

Take the Final Exam

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Course 713 Study Guide. You can save this study guide to your computer for offline studying, or print the study guide if you prefer.

Additional Information

    Additional information can be found in:

    1. Confined Spaces, OSHA
    2. eLaws, Confined Space Advisor, OSHA
    3. Confined Spaces,CDC/NIOSH
    4. Sample Confined Space Program,LNL
    5. Not Designed to be Occupied,OR-OSHA
    6. Napo's Films, Via Storia

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