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Confined Spaces

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Considerations to Safely Work in a Permit-Required Confined Space

If workers must enter permit-required confined spaces, then a written permit program and the use of detailed confined space permit is needed. Using a written permit will help ensure every worker can safely enter, work, and exit a permit-required confined space.

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OSHA Requires Confined Space Hazard Evaluations Prior to Entry

Confined spaces may appear to be safe but can contain invisible hazards such as dangerous fumes, vapors, or insufficient oxygen. OSHA requires confined spaces to be evaluated for hazards present, and if there are hazards, then the area must be classified as a permit-required confined space.

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The Invisible and Potentially Deadly Hazards of Confined Spaces

Silos, storage tanks, vessels, pumps and pipelines are a few examples of confined spaces in industry. Confined spaces may appear to be safe but can contain invisible hazards such as dangerous fumes, vapors, or insufficient oxygen.

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Confined Space Roles and Responsibilities for Permit-Required Work

Each person assigned a role during confined space entry must be provided with sufficient training to understand what is required of them and how to use any equipment before any confined space work begins.

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