OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146 — Permit-Required Confined Spaces and ANSI Z117.1 — Safety Requirements for Confined Spaces Training Certification
OSHA states that an employer whose employees have been designated to provide permit space rescue and emergency services shall take the following measures: 
— Provide affected employees with the personal protective equipment (PPE) needed to conduct permit space rescues safely and train affected employees so they are proficient in the use of that PPE, at no cost to those employees; 
— Train affected employees to perform assigned rescue duties. The employer must ensure that such employees successfully complete the training required to establish proficiency as an authorized entrant, as provided by paragraphs (g) and (h) of this section; 
— Train affected employees in basic first-aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The employer shall ensure that at least one member of the rescue team or service holding a current certification in first aid and CPR is available; 
— Ensure that affected employees practice making permit space rescues at least once every 12 months, by means of simulated rescue operations in which          they remove dummies, manikins, or actual persons from the actual permit spaces or from representative permit spaces. Representative permit spaces shall,      with respect to opening size, configuration, and accessibility, simulate the types of permit spaces from which rescue is to be performed.
Training shall be provided to each affected employee:
• Before the employee is first assigned duties under this section;
• Before there is a change in assigned duties;
• Whenever there is a change in permit space operations that presents a hazard about which an employee has not previously been trained;
• Whenever the employer has reason to believe either that there are deviations from the permit space entry procedures or that there are inadequacies in the         employee’s knowledge or use of these procedures.

Training Includes:

  • Atmospheric Testing and the Causes of a Hazardous Atmosphere
  • Continuous Forced Air Ventilation
  • Respiratory Equipment Options
  • Employee Duties (entrants, attendants & entry supervisor)
  • Permit Space Evaluation Process
  • Rescue/Retrieval Equipment and Respiratory Equipment Options; 
  • Types of Rescues
  • Training Requirements and Permit-Required Confined Space Programs including Entry & Hot Work Permits
  • How to Perform Assigned Rescue Duties Safely
  • Practice Making Permit Space "Non-Entry” and “Entry” Rescues
COST: $300/person, minimum of 8. Less than 8, $2400/day.  Certificate upon completion. Valid for 2 years
For more information please contact Dephanie McGill-Brandon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 800-777-7347