Confined Space Entry Program

Cal OSHA's Permit-Required Confined Spaces (Title 8, General Industry Safety Order 5157) requires that individuals at risk of entering or working in confined spaces receive the proper training.

Individuals entering confined spaces on campus may encounter extremely dangerous atmospheric conditions and/or access difficulties, which could become life threatening. Insufficient ventilation may allow for the accumulation of toxic or flammable gases or the depletion of oxygen necessary to sustain life. Limited access into and out of these spaces also greatly hampers rescue operations. 

Those taking part in activities where confined space hazards that require protection as part of work/research, either on or off campus, are required to take the Confined Space Entry Program training.


Attendant: An individual stationed outside one or more permit required confined spaces who monitors the authorized entrants and who performs all Attendant duties as assigned by the program.

Entrant: An individual who is authorized by the campus to enter a permit required confined space.


Important: You must review the material and complete the quiz in the same session for the time you spend training to be recorded accurately. Most courses take about 30 minutes to complete.

Use the following link(s) to go to the training:

Confined Space Entry Program Training - Attendant

Confined Space Entry Program Training - Entrant

Confined Space Entry Program Training - Rescue (For Supervisors)


When taking training...

  • always ask your supervisor what "Title" to input.
  • always use your USFCA email when prompted.