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Course Title:
Confined Space Entry Training

Course Description:
Confined Space Entry Training is an 8 hour session presented by the Safety Specialist and covers topics related to safely working in confined spaces. The training will cover:

  • Definitions of confined space and permit-required confined space
  • Roles and duties of entrants, attendants and entry supervisors
  • Confined space & permit-required confined space pre-entry evaluation
  • Confined space & permit-required confined space entry procedure
  • Atmospheric testing requirements
  • Site security
  • Isolation

Who Must Attend?
All staff authorized to enter confined spaces are required to attend this training.

When Must Initial Training be Completed?
Entry training shall be provided prior to assigning duties related to confined space entry.

How Often Must I Attend a Refresher Course?
Refresher training must be completed to meet the following conditions:

  • Entry refresher training shall be provided prior to change in assigned duties related to confined space entry.
  • Entry refresher training shall be provided whenever there is a change in permit space operations that presents a hazard about which an employee has not previously been trained.
  • Entry refresher training shall be provided whenever the employer has reason to believe either that there are deviations from the permit space entry procedures required or that there are inadequacies in the employee's knowledge or use of these procedures.
  • Entry refresher training shall be provided to establish employee proficiency in the duties required by this section and shall introduce new or revised procedures, as necessary.
  • Brown University requires that each employee performing confined space activities attend refresher training at least once every 3 years if none of the preceding requirements apply.

Trainer Contact Information:
Safety Specialist (EHS) at 401-863-1645

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Additional Training (as required by specific job task):
EHS has identified the potential need for additional employee training that would be required for any employee who is performing work in a confined space based on particular hazards present and identified in the confined space. The following is a list of additional training requirements for employees that are to be assessed prior to each entry:

  • Asbestos Awareness Training
  • Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) Training
  • Fall Protection Training
  • Hazard Communication / Right-to-Know Training
  • Machine Guarding Training
  • Personal Protective Equipment Training (eye protection, gloves, head protection, etc.)
  • Respiratory Protection Training
  • Working in Extreme Temperature Environments Training

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Office of Environmental Health & Safety
Providence, RI 02912 Box 1914
Last updated on 08/29/2006