OSHA confined space standard (29 CFR 1910.146) contains the
requirements for practices and procedures to protect employees in
general industry from the hazards of entering permit spaces.
Employers in general industry must evaluate their workplaces to
determine if spaces are permit spaces. If a workplace contains permit spaces, the employer must inform exposed employees of their existence, location and the hazards they pose. This can be done by posting danger signs such as:
“DANGER—PERMIT-REQUIRED CONFINED SPACE—AUTHORIZED
ENTRANTS ONLY OR DO NOT ENTER” or using an equally effective means.
If employees are not to enter and work in permit spaces,
employers must take effective measures to prevent them from
entering these spaces. If employees are expected to enter permit
spaces, the employer must develop a written permit space program
and make it available to employees or their representatives.
See OSHA confined space standard – Here
- Major forms of confined space classification
- What is a non permit required confined space
- What is a permit required confined space?
- 6 Major confined space hazards