Competent Person Confined Space Awareness for Construction
This course is a 4-hour Live Class offered in both English and Spanish for Residential and Commercial Contractors.
The Competent Person Confined Space Awareness for Construction course is an introductory-level safety course intended to teach participants about confined spaces in construction.
The goal of our Competent Person Confined Space Awareness for Construction class is to teach participants how to use their existing knowledge of confined spaces while learning about the newest safety procedures and ever-changing regulations.
This class is approved for 4 credit hours of Continuing Education credits with Oregon Construction Contractor Board
Live Class – Cost $225
Provider Name: American Contractors Organization, Inc.
Teaching Method: Interactive Student Participation
Instructor: Bernardo Ozuna, Pedro Benard, or Aaron Lamson – CHST
Assistant: Cecilia De La Rosa, Executive Director
Contact information: For questions, please call us (971) 645-4292 during office hours (9:00am – 5:00pm) or send us an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Email and Phone responses will be answered same day between 9:00am – 5:00pm, for emails after 5:00pm, the next business day. Bilingual (English/Spanish) assistance available.
- Live Class – Student must have means of transportation to classroom facility (facility is ADA compliant).
- Student must bring valid, government issued, photo ID
- Course instructor will be available in person between 8:30am and 11:30am PST on the day of class.
The course syllabus will be available on the Website prior to purchase.
American Contractors Organization is responsible for the content of this course.
Students who successfully complete Competent Person Confined Space Awareness for Construction will learn how to use their existing knowledge of confined spaces while learning about the newest safety procedures and ever-changing regulations.
Confined spaces include manholes, crawl spaces, and tanks not intended for continuous occupancy and may be difficult to exit in an emergency. Because construction workers often perform tasks in such confined spaces, these spaces may present inherent physical and atmospheric hazards. This course will address such hazards in order to provide training prior to entering such a worksite.
NOTICE: This course is primarily based on OAR 437-002-0146 Confined Spaces.
The Competent Person Confined Space Awareness for Construction safety course offers participants a thorough and up-to-date understanding of the equipment, systems, and procedures necessary to assist workers in reducing the risk of workplace accidents associated with confined spaces. The course is intended to teach all participants to do the following:
- Identify example of confined spaces and the potential dangers associated with them
- Recognize Oregon’s strict requirements for confined spaces in construction as found in OAR 437-002-0146
- Understand the major differences between a confined space and a permit-required confined space
- Recognize that select, trained, and authorized persons are the only individuals who may enter a permit-required confined space
Specific course topics include the following:
- An introduction to confined spaces, and the backgrounds and definitions associated with them
- Common types of confined spaces in construction
- Common hazards associated with confined spaces
- Importance of confined space location recognition
- Importance of signage and labels
- Reporting potential hazards
- Summary of confined spaces in construction
Note: Confined Space accidents are one of the most common fatality accidents in construction. Attend this course to identify common mistakes and the role of the attendant, entrant, and supervisor.