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Confined Spaces Competent Person/Supervisor

Online Training Certification Course

29 CFR 1910.146

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A confined space hinders the activities of employees who must enter, work in, and exit them. Working in confined spaces is dangerous and requires specialized confined space training.

Hazards in confined space environments may lead to suffocation, engulfment, and inability to be rescued. Many confined space fatalities involve both the worker and the would-be rescuer.

Confined space work requires a permit and several designated professionals. The focus of this confined space permit training is on the roles of the designated "competent person" and entry supervisor. It will present an overview of applicable regulations, including the methods and rules that competent entry supervisors must follow before, during, and after confined space work.

This course is for:
This confined space competent person course is designed for the legally bound competent person within a work site: an entry supervisor. There may be one or more supervisors at a worksite, and each of them must meet the confined spaces training requirements as defined in OSHA 1910.146.

This online certification course meets the safety training requirements set forth by OSHA for the competent person entry supervisor.

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Case Study: Two workers, an entrant and an attendant, were doing maintenance on a manhole with three feet of processing wastewater at the bottom. Both employees had worked in this manhole before without ever testing or monitoring the atmosphere, but never for an extended period of time. The company had a list of safety rules, but many of these were not implemented. While working, the entrant suddenly lost consciousness and fell into the wastewater. When the attendant entered the manhole to attempt rescue, he also lost consciousness. They were both found submerged in the water 45 minutes later and were pronounced dead at the scene. The coroner determined the cause of death to be hydrogen sulfide inhalation. Follow-up testing found the hydrogen sulfide levels to be far above the acceptable limits.

Key Takeaway: A safety plan does no good if it is not implemented. This is one of the reasons a supervisor must check each safety provision thoroughly before signing an entry permit. If proper monitoring, ventilation, and PPE had been in place, two deaths could have been avoided.

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Governing Regulations

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor, is charged with the enforcement of safety and health conditions of workers through the use of regulations published in the Code of Federal Regulations. OSHA standards are published in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Part 1910 is reserved for general industry standards. This course covers 29 CFR 1910.146, "Permit-required confined spaces standard," as well as topics outlined in 1926.32(f), "Competent person."

What You'll Learn

    Introduction to OSHA Confined Space Entry Competent Person/Supervisor Training Course
  • Permit-required confined space
  • Non-permit required space
  • Types of Confined Spaces
  • Applicability
  • Key Terms
  • Incidents and Statistics
  • Regulatory Agencies
    Entry Requirements
  • PRCS Entry Permit
  • PRCS Entry Permit Procedures
  • Instructions
  • PRCS Written Program
  • Competent Person Supervisor Responsibilities
  • Pre-entry Responsibilities
  • Entry Responsibilities
  • Post-entry Responsibilities
  • Hot Work
  • Hot Work Permit
  • Non-permit Required Confined Spaces
  • Hot Work Training
  • Specific Training
  • Training Documentation
    Hazard Recognition
  • Oxygen Deficient Environment
  • Oxygen Enriched Environment
  • Configuration Hazards
  • Hazardous Atmospheres
  • Other Potential Hazards
  • Atmospheric Testing
  • Measuring Exposure Levels
  • Safety Controls
  • Engineering Controls
  • Work Practices
    Hazard Classification System
  • Hazard Classes
  • Helpful Resources
  • Safety Data Sheets
  • HAZCOM Program
  • NFPA Labels
  • Other Types of Labels
    Hot Work, Welding, and Emergency Response
  • Hot Work Safety Practices
  • Hot Work Competent Supervisor Responsibilities
  • Gas Welding and Cutting
  • Cylinder Safety
  • Arc Welding and Cutting
  • Emergency Response
  • Rescue
  • Emergency Equipment
    Additional Resources

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 are responsible for training new personnel whose work is regulated by 29 CFR 1910.146. The confined space competent person must complete training before being assigned to tasks that may expose them to confined space hazards.

To ensure compliance with OSHA confined space training standards, safety training must be conducted initially and whenever there is a change in operations or deviations from the procedures are observed. This confined space course meets these training requirements.

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

Michael C Verified
Confined Spaces Competent Person/Supervisor

Many questions make you think about the answer in which I thought to hard on the questions I missed but the correct answers make sense.

Richard M Verified
Confined Spaces Competent Person/Supervisor

Good refresher

Ira W Verified
Confined Spaces Competent Person/Supervisor

Good Course!

Evan L Verified
Confined Spaces Competent Person/Supervisor

good course, reading voice is monotone.

Sealtiel T Verified
Confined Spaces Competent Person/Supervisor

Great experience.

German H Verified
Confined Spaces Competent Person/Supervisor

It was a good training I enjoyed it. It was easy to follow and understand.

Daniel L Verified
Confined Spaces Competent Person/Supervisor

Well prepared and executed, great course

Anthony B Verified
Confined Spaces Competent Person/Supervisor

I thought the class was very well put together and gave me all of the information I needed.

Jaybe C Verified
Confined Spaces Competent Person/Supervisor

I thought the training was presented very well. I liked that I had the option of reading or being read to. Good Job

Cody H Verified
Confined Spaces Competent Person/Supervisor

Very informative and comprehensive testing

Toshio A Verified
Confined Spaces Competent Person/Supervisor


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Jaime A Verified
Confined Spaces Competent Person/Supervisor

The course is put together well, if you do not pay attention you will not pass. I liked the audio that went along with the context, it helped me retain the information better.

Asfa W Verified
Confined Spaces Competent Person/Supervisor


Destiny D Verified
Confined Spaces Competent Person/Supervisor

This course was amazing, very straight forward, and informative! I would highly recommend this course!

Lafe B Verified
Confined Spaces Competent Person/Supervisor

Awesome training

Daniel D Verified
Confined Spaces Competent Person/Supervisor

Very useful and well elaborated. Yes, I would recommend it to my friends and coworkers.

Miguel A Verified
Confined Spaces Competent Person/Supervisor

its always good for workers stay updated in safety,yhat reduces the risk of accidents, and keep a good health.

Ryan J Verified
Confined Spaces Competent Person/Supervisor

The course was very helpful in learning all the safe practices and requirements for confined spaces.

Thomas H Verified
Confined Spaces Competent Person/Supervisor

Thank You for a positive learning experience.



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