Danger Confined Space

Defining Confined Spaces and Implementing the Right Plan

Presented: Oct 26, 2023  Available until: Oct 31, 2024

In 29 CFR 1910.146(b), OSHA defines a confined space as any space that (1) is large enough and so configured that an employee can bodily enter and perform assigned work, (2) has limited or restricted means for entry and exit, and (3) is not designated for continuous employee occupancy. Millions of US workers climb into confined spaces such as tanks, vessels, silos, storage bins, pits, manholes, tunnels, and pipelines every year. How do you know when one of these confined spaces is a permit-required confined space? 

Knowing the difference between a permit and a non-permit required space is important for safety professionals as this knowledge will help you properly prepare the safeguarding measures that need to be taken. During this webinar, we plan to reduce the confusion by identifying confined space safety equipment and requirements, explaining the different entry plans, and reviewing how to implement an alternate entry plan correctly.


Upon completion, participants will be able to:  

  1. Identify Confined Spaces and Permit Required Confined Spaces.
  2. Complete and implement a confined space permit.
  3. Identify equipment and PPE for Non-IDLH and IDLH atmospheres.
  4. Identify roles and responsibilities in the confined space standards.
  5. Correctly identify which standard to apply in a given situation.
  6. Use lockout techniques to declassify a PRCS.
  7. Correctly implement an alternate entry plan.


Tony Borden, CSP


Mr. Borden is a hands-on EHS manager with 25+ years of experience in manufacturing. His formal education includes an MBA and BA, both concentrating in industrial management. Mr. Borden's career includes production supervision and management and manufacturing engineering. As an owner of a metal fabrication factory, he employed over 200 people and specializes in start-up and turn-around situations. In his free time, he enjoys rustic craftwork, working in a body/mechanical shop, and trail riding with his wife.



This course contains 1 hours of instruction. 0.1 CEUs are offered for this course.

As an IACET Accredited Provider, Bowen Learning Network offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

Eligible for contact hours with the BGC, BCSP, IHMM, and other OEHS certifying agencies.

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Completion Requirements

To receive a Certificate of Completion for this course, participants are required to complete the following items:

  1. Participate in the live webinar or review the on-demand webinar recording.
  2. Score 70% or higher on the quiz.
  3. Complete the webinar evaluation.

No certificate will be awarded to participants who do not meet the above completion requirements.

Computer Requirements

The Bowen Learning Network online virtual classrooms are powered by BigBlueButton. It fully supports the Windows, Mac OS X, and Chromebook platforms (see below for versions supported). Support is available for iOS (iPads) and Android Tablets. While smart phones can be used, the screens are too small to display all of the aspects of the Virtual Classroom.  For the best online learning experience, the use of a device with a larger screen is HIGHLY recommended. A physical keyboard is also recommended.


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