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Confined Space (Permit-required) Attendants. Entry permits - components. Space to be entered Purpose of the entry Date and duration of the entry permit Authorized entrants within the permit space. 1a. Entry permits - components. Names of personnel serving as attendants

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Confined Space(Permit-required)Attendants


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Entry permits - components

  • Space to be entered

  • Purpose of the entry

  • Date and duration of the entry permit

  • Authorized entrants within the permit space

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Entry permits - components

  • Names of personnel serving as attendants

  • Name of entry supervisor

  • Hazards of the permit space

  • Measures used to isolate the permit space

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Entry permits - components

  • Measures used to eliminate or control permit space hazards before entry

  • Acceptable entry conditions

  • Results of initial and periodic testing performed

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Entry permits - components

  • Rescue and emergency services

  • Communication procedures

  • Equipment required

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Entry permits - components

  • Other pertinent safety information

  • Any other work permits

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Entry permit system

  • Know how to obtain a permit

  • Entry supervisors are responsible for endorsing the permit and allowing entry to begin

  • Verify that all required information has been filled in

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Entry permit system

  • Permits must be available to authorized entrants

  • Verify that all necessary equipment is in place

  • Ensure that entry procedures are understood

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Entry permit system

  • Permit is not endorsed until everything is ready

  • Post the permit prior to entry

  • Entry supervisor can cancel the permit at any time

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Requirements for using alternate entry procedures

  • Alternate entry procedures are allowed when the only hazard is a hazardous atmosphere controlled by forced air ventilation

  • Employers must provide documentation of monitoring/inspection/supporting data

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Requirements for using alternate entry procedures

  • Certification must contain the:

    • date

    • location

    • signature of the person providing the certification

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Requirements for using alternate entry procedures

  • Make the certification available to the entrants

  • Authorized entrants must be able to observe air monitoring

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Reclassification of spaces

  • Permit-required confined space can be reclassified as a non-permit confined space

  • The permit space must not have atmospheric hazards

  • All hazards eliminated without entry

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Reclassification of spaces

  • Certification must contain the:

    • date

    • location

    • signature of the person providing the certification

  • Certification must be made available to the entrant

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Hazards of confined spaces

  • Engulfment

  • Hazardous atmospheres

    • oxygen deficient

    • oxygen enrichment

    • toxic contaminants

    • flammable contaminants

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Hazards of confined spaces

  • Safety and health hazards

  • Signs, symptoms, consequences of exposure

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Behavioral effects of hazards

  • Effects of oxygen deficient atmospheres

  • Signs that a person is breathing too much oxygen

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Behavioral effects of hazards

  • Effects of other hazard exposure

  • Signs of fatigue

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Keeping an accurate account of entrants

  • Attendants must keep track of the entrants

  • Entrants are identified on the permit

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Importance of attendants outside a confined space

  • Attendants are responsible for monitoring conditions outside the entrance to the space

  • Attendants are responsible for monitoring conditions inside the space

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Importance of attendants outside a confined space

  • Attendants must remain outside the space during operations until relieved by another attendant

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Proper use of equipment

  • Training sessions should include:

    • Testing

    • Monitoring

    • Ventilation

    • Communication

    • Personal protective equipment

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Proper use of equipment

  • Training sessions should include:

    • Lighting

    • Barriers and shields

    • Safe ingress/egress

    • Emergency and rescue equipment

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Proper use of equipment

  • Workers must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skill in equipment use

  • Calibration, functions, proper use and maintenance of equipment

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Proper use of equipment

  • Authorized entrants must be able to observe monitoring or testing

  • Pre-entry and subsequent testing can be observed

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Proper use of equipment

  • Entrants can request a re-evaluation of confined space conditions

  • Entrants must be immediately provided with test results

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Communications procedures

  • Attendants must communicate with the entrant to monitor the entrant’s status

  • Attendants must be able to alert entrants of the need to evacuate

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When entrants must alert an attendant

  • Entrants must alert an attendant regarding:

    • dangerous situations

    • prohibited conditions

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Evacuations

  • Evacuation must occur if the entrant detects:

    • a warning sign or symptom of exposure

    • a prohibited condition

    • an evacuation alarm

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When to evacuate

  • Prohibited conditions occur

  • Behavioral effects are observed

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When to evacuate

  • Situations outside the space that require evacuation

  • Attendants not able to safely perform duties

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Rescue and emergency procedures

  • Either an outside rescue service or on-site rescue team can be used

  • Selection of rescue services must be based on ability to respond and perform

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Rescue and emergency procedures

  • Rescue teams must be informed of permit space hazards

  • Rescue teams must have access to permit spaces for training

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Rescue and emergency procedures

  • Summoning the rescue and emergency services

  • Verifying that rescue services are available

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Rescue and emergency procedures

  • Authorized entrants must be provided with retrieval systems

    • Full-body harness

    • Retrieval line

    • Wristlets

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Rescue and emergency procedures

  • Attendants must not enter a confined space unless trained to do so and help has arrived

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Coordinating entry with multiple employers

  • Host employers must coordinate entry operations

  • Entry supervisors must determine that entry operations are consistent with the permit

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Coordinating entry with multiple employers

  • Acceptable entry conditions must be maintained

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Summary of key points

  • Entry permits

  • Entry procedures

  • Prohibited conditions

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Summary of key points

  • Communication procedures

  • Permit cancellation

  • Conditions that cause evacuation

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Summary of key points

  • Equipment

  • PPE

  • Rescue/emergency procedures

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