Confined Space Training

The OSHA 29 CFR 1910.146 defines a "Confined Space" as a 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 or exit;
  3. Is not designed for continuous employee occupancy.

Many mines have Confined Spaces on site and are not sure which safety standards apply to them or what the requirements are for miner training. OSHA regulations apply when there is no specific provision under the Mine Act.


Target Audience:

  • Operators, contractors, and miners who wish to work in confined space conditions.
  • Rescue teams who wish to learn how to perform confined space rescue.


  • To train workers of the dangers that present themselves in confined spaces.
  • To train workers about ways to protect themselves from the hazards present in confined spaces within the 29 CFR 1910.146 standards.
  • To train rescue teams about the proper way to perform confined space rescue within 29 CFR 1910.46 (k) and NFPA 1670 technical rescue standards.


  • Classroom and hands-on training
  • How to deal with toxic or flammable atmospheres, engulfment, or other physical or environmental hazards.
  • Information about confined spaces requiring an entry permit
  • Required written programs
  • Rescue planning and operations
  • Confined space/rope rescue training in actual confined spaces


  • To be determined by your specific training needs

Course Dates:

  • To be scheduled at time of registration


  • Training can be conducted at your mine site or at various CSM facilities


  • Please contact Clancy Harman at or call 303-384-2705 to tailor a specific training program to fit your needs.

NOTE our training can be divided into two sections: OSHA Confined Space Entry and NFPA Confined Space Rescue.





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