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Cal/OSHA Confined Space Entry

Online Training Certification Course

Title 8 CCR Section 5157-8

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Confined spaces may expose workers in general industry to many serious hazards, including limited means of communication, lack of breathable air, drowning or engulfment, fire, and inability to self-rescue or be rescued. Specialized training is required for anyone who enters a confined space or monitors those inside a confined space.

This online certification course meets the requirements for confined space safety training in the state of California. It covers important OSHA safety training standards, including explanations of confined space risks, regulations, and safety, including atmospheric testing, permitting, monitoring, personal protective equipment, and rescue.

This course is for:
Employees who work in construction, agriculture, marine terminals, telecommunications, and utilities are often exposed to confined spaces and must be properly trained according to California OSHA standards.

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Case Study: In Oakland, California, an employee of an electroplating company was cleaning the interior of a wastewater treatment tank containing toxic acids and cyanide sludge. After some time working, he became fatally overcome by cyanide gas. When a second employee entered the tank to rescue the coworker, he was also overcome by the cyanide gas and died. Several other employees were hospitalized as a result of their involvement in the rescue and cleanup operations.

Criminal charges were filed and a fine of nearly one million dollars was assessed. The employer was cited for a number of safety violations, including failure to do the following: prevent unauthorized entry into a confined space, develop and implement a confined space program, specify acceptable entry conditions, label tanks to indicate their contents, and test for oxygen deficiency.

Key Takeaways: The employer in this case made almost every possible error with regard to work in a permit-required confined space. As a result of this criminal negligence, numerous employees lost their lives or their good health. A confined space program and placing a priority on testing and training could have prevented this tragedy.

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Governing Regulations

California's Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH), more commonly known as Cal/OSHA, sets and enforces standards pertaining to confined spaces. Regulations regarding confined space training can be found in Title 8 of California's Code of Regulations (CCR), in Section 5157 and Section 5158.

What You'll Learn

    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 5157 - Permit-Required Confined Spaces
  • Title 8 CCR, 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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It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course. Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Employers must provide training at the time of initial assignment to tasks where an employee may encounter a confined space. Whenever a confined space permit changes due to new or changing hazards or a change to procedures for entry, retraining must occur. This online certification meets the initial training requirements. According to Title 8 CCR, retraining must be provided at least annually following the completion of initial training.

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

Bret S Verified
Cal/OSHA Confined Space Entry

great program

Jillian W Verified
Cal/OSHA Confined Space Entry

Good training. I like that it let me go at my own pace.

Alexis P Verified
Cal/OSHA Confined Space Entry

Es muy importante saber cada uno de las causas y estar alerta ante ellas

Selvin G Verified
Cal/OSHA Confined Space Entry

Muy bueno es de gran ayuda

Cooper A Verified
Cal/OSHA Confined Space Entry

Very informative course!

Wilbar S Verified
Cal/OSHA Confined Space Entry

realmente util para no morir desempenando el trabajo

Jossue O Verified
Cal/OSHA Confined Space Entry

Great course and will use this knowledge for the safety of my coworkers and myself.

Tim O Verified
Cal/OSHA Confined Space Entry

Very good course. The narrator talked a bit fast, so i had to get into the habit of pausing when needed to fully comprehend. But overall, very informative.

Henry B Verified
Cal/OSHA Confined Space Entry

Excellent class

Jose B Verified
Cal/OSHA Confined Space Entry

Great class

Clint H Verified
Cal/OSHA Confined Space Entry

Excellent class, great format!

Troy K Verified
Cal/OSHA Confined Space Entry

This course was quick and informative and very user friendly.

Yorley L Verified
Cal/OSHA Confined Space Entry

Muy bueno, gracias.

Matthew M Verified
Cal/OSHA Confined Space Entry

Good course with clarity and well read.

Cesar D Verified
Cal/OSHA Confined Space Entry

It's good. It's straightforward. And understandable.

Jose C Verified
Cal/OSHA Confined Space Entry

It's very straightforward and helps you understand every detail of what each roles and what's needs to be done.

Samuel C Verified
Cal/OSHA Confined Space Entry

The course is straight on and tell explains thoroughly.

Gilberto P Verified
Cal/OSHA Confined Space Entry

It was Godinez

David R Verified
Cal/OSHA Confined Space Entry

Very informative course, thank you

Fred B Verified
Cal/OSHA Confined Space Entry

Excellent informative class.

Sealtiel T Verified
Cal/OSHA Confined Space Entry

Awesome, very informative information. Pleasant experience in my opinion, thanks for allowing me to learn more of the safety topics discussed in this program.

Luiz M Verified
Cal/OSHA Confined Space Entry

Extremely informative.

Ryan H Verified
Cal/OSHA Confined Space Entry

Thank you for sharing the real life examples, it was helpful to see how easily an accident can happen.

Robert G Verified
Cal/OSHA Confined Space Entry

Great course. Well done.

Logan L Verified
Cal/OSHA Confined Space Entry

It was overall as good onlIne class.

Moses G Verified
Cal/OSHA Confined Space Entry

Great easy course. Thanks.

Vijay R Verified
Cal/OSHA Confined Space Entry

Good course, online delivery is convenient.

Tania G Verified
Cal/OSHA Confined Space Entry

Interesting course. Thank you.

Francisco R Verified
Cal/OSHA Confined Space Entry

Este curso esta muy bien para orientar a las personas. ya que muchas veces nosotros como empleados no somo orientados a los que estamos expuestos en nuestros trabajos. Gracias por el entrenamiento y informacion.

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