Course Information

Permit Required Confined Space Entry


Certification Only:No


Class I, III Landfill Operator8False
Construction and Demolition Debris Landfill Operator8False
Material Recovery Facility Operator8False
Spotter / Waste Screener4False
Transfer Station Operator8False




This course is designed for students who are responsible for developing confined space training programs, or who are supervising contractors or employees performing entries.  You apply your knowledge of the requirements of the standard, development of training programs, and use of specialized equipment and procedures.  Topics include: hazard identification, training requirements, written program, rescue services and personal liability.

Daily morning and afternoon breaks are scheduled.  You are on your own for lunch.

Participants must be present for entire class time to receive CEUs and a Certificate of Attendance.

Topics Include

  • Acceptable or prohibited conditions, entry requirements and documentation
  • Elements of an entry into or evacuation from a confined space
  • Employee record keeping, skill testing and training
  • Rescue and emergency services

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for persons who are responsible for developing confined space-training programs, or who are supervising contractors or employees who are performing entries.

Course Instructor
Doug Prentiss is President of Safety Services Company in Alachua Florida.  For 24 years he was the training officer for Gainesville Regional Utilities and one of the founding fathers of the Chlorine Program presented at UF/TREEO. He is an authorized OSHA Instructor in both construction and general industry, holding certification in the OSHA Training Institute for 500 and 501 courses. Mr. Prentiss has served on several committees for the Chlorine Institute, including the Health and Safety Committee, the Packaging Committee, and the CHLOREP Committee. He has also been a member of the Water Environment Federation Safety Committee since 1983 and is the event coordinator for the Operations Challenge Safety Event. Mr. Prentiss is a long-time member of the FWEA Safety Committee and has provided instruction for the Florida Water & Pollution Control Operators Association (FW&PCOA) schools since 1985. He has hands on experience dealing with actual chlorine emergencies and a wealth of resources to provide a meaningful experience for course participants.


Certification and Accreditation

For more information on certification and accreditation, visit the Continuing Education Credit Information page.