Confined Space Training- Blended Learning LTAP New

The Confined Space Training-Blended Learning is a new online format of the original course that includes self-guided modules, followed by a live Zoom meeting with the instructor. You will have 3 weeks to complete the self-guided portion prior to the live meeting.

This course will cover the new confined space standard for construction activities that OSHA issued effective August 2015 as well as the general industry standard, which have very similar requirements. It does not train your workers for entry rescue into a Permit-Required Confined Space, but it does cover all aspects of the standard and what is required including: General Requirements, Written Program, Written Permit, Attendant Duties, Entrant Duties, Entry Supervisor Duties, Emergency Procedures.

Who Should Attend

Those involved in projects where people enter sewers, catch basins, tanks, pits, crawl spaces and other similar spaces where people have restricted access and egress. Workers involved in construction projects, supervisors, and other personnel responsible for construction activities should attend this workshop.

Contact Brenda Codella at Baystate Roads for additional information at:


Module 1: Course Introduction

Module 2: Definitions- Is it Confined Space?

Module 3A: Definitions- Is a Permit Required?

Module 3B: Hazards

Module 4: What Does a PRCS Mean for the Employer & Employees

Module 5A: Video Case Study from U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB)

Module 5B: CSB Safety Video

Module 5C-5D: Video Follow-Up and Handout

Module 6: Knowledge Check and Resources

Module 7A: Confined Spaces, Deadly Spaces

Module 7B: Handout Review

Module 7C: Wrap-Up & Conclusion

Module 8: Zoom Link & Next Steps

Following this self-paced portion, all participants will meet in an approximately 3-hour virtual live-stream Zoom session, where instructor Steve St. Laurent will cover:

  • Review of Online Session
  • General Requirements of Standard
  • Permit Details
  • More Definitions
  • Atmospheric Fact Sheets:  CO, Hydrogen Sulfide, Testing Procedures
  • Application
  • Rescue
  • And a Final Q&A

Live Zoom Session (must complete online portion first): Zoom link in Module 8

**Virtual classroom protocol**

  • If people are in the same room to participate, they must be 6' apart and wearing masks.  We have been told to stop a class if we see that these requirements are not followed.
  • Please confirm any groups sharing a screen for the upcoming class. Inform training team member and the class instructor.
  • We can send circular discs to towns/departments to mark distances - we can also ship masks and trial size hand sanitizers if needed.
  • Whenever possible, videos must be turned on to increase interaction, confirm attendance, and encourage social distancing.
  • There will be a Safety Briefing prior to the training to announce these procedures to do our part in stopping the spread of COVID-19. . .


Steven St. Laurent’s specialty is safety training that doesn’t bore you to death in English and Spanish. He conducted his first training (in Spanish) for a Cement company across Northern Mexico in 2002. Since then he has conducted 100‘s of safety trainings for 1000’s of people in construction and manufacturing companies in over 30 states across the U.S., often for companies who have experienced a fatality.

Steve is a Mechanical Engineer who worked in the field as an Energy Engineer for 3 international companies on design-build projects before becoming a Safety Trainer/Consultant. That work experience brought him to Mexico for 1 year, Sicily for 3 weeks, and Albuquerque for 7 months. He spent the rest of his time as a Field Engineer working in New England on projects such as power plant and other energy system upgrades at navy bases, college campuses, hospitals and other industrial facilities. Steve perfected his Spanish over a total of 2 years living in Mexico.

Finally, Steve also presents as a Keynote and Motivational Speaker for safety conferences, corporate meetings, roundtables and other events on topics such as “How to be a better trainer and not bore people to death”, “How to quickly bring your company from a failing or non-existent safety program to a passing and robust one”, “How to be a better Supervisor”, “How to have a clue regarding Cultural differences (Spanish/English)”, among other topics.

This event is accessible to people with disabilities and individuals with limited English proficiency. If you need a reasonable accommodation (such as American Sign Language Interpreters, assistive listening devices, handouts in alternate formats, etc.) and/or language assistance (such as translated documents or an interpreter) to fully participate, please contact Brenda Codella at 413-577-2762 or at least 14 days prior to the event.  Such services are provided free of charge.

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Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)


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