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Confined Space Entry Specialist (CSS)
- access_time 13:00 hours / 1.30 CEUs
This course provides an understanding of the concept of a confined space and the various elements that may require a permit to be issued. The course focuses on assessing the hazards that may be present in a confined space and the proper means of the elimination. It delves into the proper implementation of a comprehensive confined space entry program with an emphasis on hazard identification and the elements of an effective confined space permit. Roles, responsibilities and training requirements of all CSE personnel will be thoroughly covered. The required amount of time to complete the course is dependent upon your knowledge of workplace safety. You have up to six months to complete the course.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will attain the designation of Confined Space Entry Specialist (CSS). With this certificate, the student will have acquired the knowledge, skills, and abilities to:
- Interpret the requirements of the permit space entry program
- Differentiate between the four categories of confined space workers
- Describe the purpose of confined space ventilation
- Analyze factors that limit the effectiveness of oxygen, combustible gas, and toxic meter indicators
- Recognize the different types of protective clothing, their limitations, and use in confined space entry
- Explain the concept of relative response
- Describe the differences various types of respirators, their use, and how to properly select them based on confined space hazards
- Discuss lockout/tagout and other procedures for isolating confined spaces
- Describe the effects of environmental conditions, properties of the hazardous material, and interferences on monitoring strategies
- List the components of a rescue system
- Illustrate the components of an emergency decontamination plan
- List features that must be considered when selecting air monitoring devices
- Describe the various equipment used for ventilating confined spaces while being able to identify factors to consider when developing ventilation systems in a confined space
- Identify examples of hazards found in confined spaces
- Demonstrate understanding of calibration drift, the possible causes, and how to validate readings
The Confined Space Entry Specialist (CSS) Course is a foundational course that requires no prerequisites.
Continuing Education Units:
(1.30) CEUs are offered for this course. As an IACET Accredited Provider, NASP offers IACET CEUs for its learning events that comply with the ANSI/IACET Continuing Education and Training Standard. CEUs will be reflected on the Certificate upon successful completion of the course and passing the exam. Partial credit or adjusted CEUs will not be awarded for individuals who do not successfully meet the criteria for achievement of CEUs.
The student will take a comprehensive online exam at the end of the course. You must score 80% to receive a certificate. You have two opportunities to pass the exam.
A refresher course and exam will be required every three (3) years. The cost of this recertification is $150.
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Proprietary Interest Disclosure:
The instructor(s) has no financial interest in any course documents, products, tools, or instruments. View the full document here.
Our Confined Space Entry Specialist Certificate covers:
- Definition of Confined Space (three elements)
- Examples & Assessment Procedures
- Concept of Isolation
- Hazardous Atmospheres
- Monitoring Equipment
- Environmental Hazards
- Engulfment Hazards
- Confined Space Configurations
- Elements of a Permit
- Entrant & Attendant
- Supervisor Responsibilities
- Rescue Service Members
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Non-entry Rescue Equipment and Procedures