Environmental Health & Safety Manual (EHS)

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Effective: 4/15/1993

Revised: 10/1/2003

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EHS 102: Confined Space Entry

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Purpose

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To protect employees from the hazards associated with entering and conducting operations in confined spaces

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Sources

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29 Code of Federal Regulations § 1910.146
Arizona State University Confined Space Entry Plan

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Applicability

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Employees who, while performing their duties, enter a confined space

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Policy

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Departments and units shall implement the practices and procedures outlined in the Arizona State University Confined Space Entry Plan, a guidance document found on the Environmental Health & Safety Web site.

The Confined Space Pre-Entry Checklist and the Confined Space Entry Permit available from the Environmental Health & Safety forms Web page shall be completed prior to entering a confined space. Confined spaces shall be considered “permit-required” until the information obtained from the Confined Space Pre-Entry Checklist demonstrates otherwise.

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ProcedureD

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Responsibility
Action
Department
  1. Ensure that entry, standby, and backup employees are properly trained and authorized for their designated functions.
  2. Prior to performing any work in a confined space, an evaluation of the space must be performed to determine whether a permit is required.
Environmental Health & Safety
  1. Provide assistance with technical and monitoring aspects of the confined space entry standard.
Employees
  1. Conduct confined space operations in accordance with the Arizona State University Confined Space Entry Plan, including the Pre-Entry Checklist and the Confined Space Entry Permit procedures.

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