Space, Permit-required-An Overview
A permit-required confined space
is a confined space that has one or more of the following
contains or has the
potential to contain a hazardous atmosphere;
contains a material
that has the potential for engulfing an entrant;
has an internal configuration
such that an entrant could be trapped or asphyxiated by inwardly
converging walls or by a floor which slopes downward and tapers
to a smaller cross section; or
contains any other recognized serious safety or health hazard.
The Confined Space Program
Your employer has a permit-required
confined space program which is designed to prevent accidents.
Each permit-required confined space is marked with signs or
What should I do?
Before entering into a permit space,
you must obtain an entry permit from the entry supervisor.
The entry supervisor will determine if acceptable entry conditions
Before entering into a permit-required
you must have been trained by your employer, and informed of
the potential hazards that exist in the permit space, and
be aware of the mode, signs and symptoms, and consequences
of being exposed.
you should know what personal protective equipment is needed,
and how to properly use it.
you should know how to summon rescue and emergency services.
you must understand the duties of the attendant and how to
communicate with the attendant.