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This class provides enrollees with a full understanding permit preparation, duties, fall protection, and air monitoring equipment. Utilizing a combination of classroom instruction and our hands on Confined Space Simulator, individuals will walk away with practical knowledge they can use on the job. Participants will receive a certificate acknowledging the completion of the course.

Whether you work in sewer cleaning, utility construction, industrial cleaning  or fire and rescue, the JDC Technical Institute stands ready to educate on the latest safety gear and standards, tools, techniques, and tactics giving you the skills you need to succeed.

Why Confined Space Entry?

This eight hour long, hands-on class will provide enrollees with a full understanding permit preparation, duties, fall protection, and air monitoring equipment. Participants will receive a certificate acknowledging the completion of the course.


  • 29 CFR 1910 Explained
  • Hazardous Atmospheres
  • Flammable Atmospheres
  • Toxic Atmospheres
  • How To – Air Sampling
  • Types of Hazards

  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Permit Building
  • Why Accidents Happen
  • Oxygen Awareness
  • Monitor Selection
  • Proper Ventilation Protocols
  • Entrant / Attendant / Entry / Supervisor / Responsibilities
  • Re-Classifications of Permit to Non-Permit
  • Non-Entry Rescue & Equipment Rescue

*Under OSHA 29CFR1910.146 Permit Required Confined Space, all employees that work in confined spaces must be trained.


With multiple classes available, we have the resources to give you the latest industry knowledge powered by JDC Know How. Ranging from confined space and entry, advanced pipe cleaning, and operation and maintenance. We want to make sure when you’re out on the job you have the knowledge to get the job done efficiently and safely. With multiple dates to meet your schedule, we’ve made it even more convenient to get you the training you need, so contact us today.


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Certified, Seasoned Experts

Our collective, comprehensive industry knowledge and years of expertise – what we call, “JDC Know How” allows us to dig in giving you more than just what you can read in a manual.

More Technical, Mechanical, Advanced Learning

More than just industry terms and definitions, it’s the “How” and “Why” – a combination of classroom and hands-on learning.

Continuing Education Credits

All in-person courses have been approved for Continuing Education Credits and you will receive a certification upon course completion.

Classes to fit your needs

JDC has options allowing you to join our Open Enrollment classes at one of our coast to coast facilities, or bring the training to your location.


JDC courses are now offered online, allowing you to take the full class from any internet connected device, and receive continuing education credits (in most states).


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Ed Fitzgerald has over forty years of experience in Confined Space Entry, Fall Protection, OSHA Compliance and Air Monitoring instructing at the University of Findlay, Bowling Green University (State Fire School), as well as the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation. Ed is EPA Approved for contact hours to both the Municipal Sewer and Industrial Manufacturing Industry.

Many know Ed from his extensive talks and informative sessions at annual trade shows, particularly WWETT. Ed has been in the sewer cleaning industry for nearly all of this 40+ years of service. In that time, he has helped develop some of the industry’s best and most practical collection system cleaning techniques and practices in the nation.

Ed has trained in all aspects of pipe cleaning and confined-space-entry, including FallProtection equipment, air monitoring instrumentation and mechanical / rope rescue techniques. His expertise, as a Safety equipment consultant and pipe cleaning extends to the evaluation, monitoring and maintenance of municipal and industrial wastewater fixed collection systems.

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