OSHA Standard Confined Spaces

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Have confined spaces been identified correctly? 1910.146(b) & (c)

  1. Large enough and so configured that an employee can bodily enter and perform assigned work; and
  2. Has limited or restricted means for entry or exit (for example, tanks, vessels, silos, storage bins, hoppers, vaults, and pits are spaces that may have limited means of entry; and
  3. Is not designed for continuous employee occupancy.
      Is there adequate signage indicating to employees the existence of confined spaces’ locations? 1910.146(c)(2)
      Is either natural or mechanical ventilation provided prior to confined space entry? 1910.146(c)(5)(ii)
      Is the appropriate permit (where required) completed by a supervisor before confined space entry? 1910.146(e)(1)
      Are appropriate atmospheric tests performed to check for oxygen deficiency, toxic substances, and explosive concentrations in the confined space before entry? 1910.146(d)(5)(ii)
      Is the atmosphere inside the confined space frequently tested or continuously monitored during conduct of work? 1910.146(d)(5)(ii)
      Is there an assigned safety standby employee (attendant) outside of the confined space at all times during work? 1910.146(d)(6)
      Have authorized entrants been thoroughly trained? 1910.146(h)
      Have authorized attendants been thoroughly trained? 1910.146(i)
      Is approved respiratory equipment available if the atmosphere inside the confined space cannot be made acceptable? 1910.146(k)(2)

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