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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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entry permits components
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

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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

1b

entry permits components4
Entry permits - components
  • Measures used to eliminate or control permit space hazards before entry
  • Acceptable entry conditions
  • Results of initial and periodic testing performed

1c

entry permits components5
Entry permits - components
  • Rescue and emergency services
  • Communication procedures
  • Equipment required

1d

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Entry permits - components
  • Other pertinent safety information
  • Any other work permits

1e

entry permit system
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

2a

entry permit system8
Entry permit system
  • Permits must be available to authorized entrants
  • Verify that all necessary equipment is in place
  • Ensure that entry procedures are understood

2b

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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

2c

requirements for using alternate entry procedures
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

3a

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Requirements for using alternate entry procedures
  • Certification must contain the:
    • date
    • location
    • signature of the person providing the certification

3b

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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

3c

reclassification of spaces
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

4a

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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

4b

hazards of confined spaces
Hazards of confined spaces
  • Engulfment
  • Hazardous atmospheres
    • oxygen deficient
    • oxygen enrichment
    • toxic contaminants
    • flammable contaminants

5a

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Hazards of confined spaces
  • Safety and health hazards
  • Signs, symptoms, consequences of exposure

5b

behavioral effects of hazards
Behavioral effects of hazards
  • Effects of oxygen deficient atmospheres
  • Signs that a person is breathing too much oxygen

6a

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Behavioral effects of hazards
  • Effects of other hazard exposure
  • Signs of fatigue

6b

keeping an accurate account of entrants
Keeping an accurate account of entrants
  • Attendants must keep track of the entrants
  • Entrants are identified on the permit

7a

importance of attendants outside a confined space
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

8a

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Importance of attendants outside a confined space
  • Attendants must remain outside the space during operations until relieved by another attendant

8b

proper use of equipment
Proper use of equipment
  • Training sessions should include:
    • Testing
    • Monitoring
    • Ventilation
    • Communication
    • Personal protective equipment

9a

proper use of equipment23
Proper use of equipment
  • Training sessions should include:
    • Lighting
    • Barriers and shields
    • Safe ingress/egress
    • Emergency and rescue equipment

9b

proper use of equipment24
Proper use of equipment
  • Workers must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skill in equipment use
  • Calibration, functions, proper use and maintenance of equipment

9c

proper use of equipment25
Proper use of equipment
  • Authorized entrants must be able to observe monitoring or testing
  • Pre-entry and subsequent testing can be observed

9d

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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

9e

communications procedures
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

10a

when entrants must alert an attendant
When entrants must alert an attendant
  • Entrants must alert an attendant regarding:
    • dangerous situations
    • prohibited conditions

11a

evacuations
Evacuations
  • Evacuation must occur if the entrant detects:
    • a warning sign or symptom of exposure
    • a prohibited condition
    • an evacuation alarm

12a

when to evacuate
When to evacuate
  • Prohibited conditions occur
  • Behavioral effects are observed

13a

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When to evacuate
  • Situations outside the space that require evacuation
  • Attendants not able to safely perform duties

13b

rescue and emergency procedures
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

14a

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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

14b

rescue and emergency procedures34
Rescue and emergency procedures
  • Summoning the rescue and emergency services
  • Verifying that rescue services are available

14c

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Rescue and emergency procedures
  • Authorized entrants must be provided with retrieval systems
    • Full-body harness
    • Retrieval line
    • Wristlets

14d

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

14e

coordinating entry with multiple employers
Coordinating entry with multiple employers
  • Host employers must coordinate entry operations
  • Entry supervisors must determine that entry operations are consistent with the permit

15a

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Coordinating entry with multiple employers
  • Acceptable entry conditions must be maintained

15b

summary of key points
Summary of key points
  • Entry permits
  • Entry procedures
  • Prohibited conditions

16a

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Summary of key points
  • Communication procedures
  • Permit cancellation
  • Conditions that cause evacuation

16b

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Summary of key points
  • Equipment
  • PPE
  • Rescue/emergency procedures

16c

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