A confined space is any area large enough for a person to enter and work but that has limited or restricted means of entry and exit and is not designed for continuous occupancy.  New York Safety and Training’s 4-hour Confined Space Awareness course teaches students to identify the most common confined space hazards and take the necessary steps to avoid those hazards.  The confined space hazards taught in this class include oxygen deficiency, flammable/combustible gases and vapors, toxic gases, engulfment in solid or liquid, high noise levels, grinding, crushing, or mixing mechanisms, configuration, extreme temperatures, chemicals, and lack of lighting.  This course does not authorize graduates to work in confined spaces requiring permit to enter; a permit-required confined space is a confined space that has one of the following characteristics:

  • contains or has the potential to contain a hazardous atmosphere

  • contains a material that has the potential to engulf an entrant

  • has an internal configuration such that an entrant could be trapped or asphyxiated

  • contains any other recognized serious safety and health hazard

Upon successful completion of New York Safety and Training’s 4-hour Confined Space Awareness Course, graduates will receive an official class certificate.