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The purpose of this standard is to establish minimum requirements and procedures for the safety and health of employees who work in, and in connection with, confined spaces.
1. General 1.1 Scope 1.2 Exceptions 1.3 Purpose 1.4 Performance Standard 1.5...
1. General 1.1 Scope 1.2 Exceptions 1.3 Purpose 1.4 Performance Standard 1.5 Application2. Definitions3. Identification and Evaluation 3.1 Confined Space Survey 3.2 Hazard Identification 3.3 Hazard Evaluation 3.4 Confined Space Classification 3.5 Hazard Re-Evaluation 3.6 Written Program4. Non-Permit Confined Spaces (NPCS) 4.1 Controls 4.2 Training 4.3 Re-Evaluation 4.4 Atmospheric Testing5. Permit Required Confined Spaces (PRCS) Permit System 5.1 Entry Permits 5.2 Permit Implementation 5.3 Validity of Permits for Re-entry 5.4 Revoking Permits6. Atmospheric Testing 6.1 General Criteria 6.2 Testing Considerations 6.3 Acceptable Limits 6.4 Instrument Reliability Verification7. Entry Team Responsibilities 7.1 Attendant 7.2 Entrant 7.3 Entry Supervisor 7.4 Atmospheric Tester8. Hazardous Energy Isolation and Lockout/Tagout 8.1 General 8.2 Isolation 8.3 Lockout/Tagout9. Ventilation 9.1 Requirements10. Cleaning/Decontamination11. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) 11.1 General 11.2 Selection 11.3 Inspection, Use, Storage and Disposal12. Auxiliary Equipment 12.1 Entry and Exit 12.2 Retrieval Equipment 12.3 Fall Protection 12.4 Electrical Equipment13. Safety Signs and Symbols 13.1 Identification14. Emergency Response, Evacuation and Rescue 14.1 Emergency Response Plan 14.2 Atmospheric Monitoring 14.3 Respiratory Protection Equipment 14.4 Rescue Equipment Inspection15. Entry Team Training 15.1 General Requirements 15.2 Entry Supervisor 15.3 Entrant 15.4 Attendant 15.5 Atmospheric Tester 15.6 Rescue Personnel16. Medical Suitability17. Contractors 17.1 Hazard Appraisal 17.2 Competency Evaluation 17.3 Identification of Rescue Responder 17.4 Permit System 17.5 CoordinationAppendix A: Logic Diagram for Confined Space EntryAppendix B: Standards and Other Referenced and Related Materials on the Subject of Confined SpacesAppendix C: Examples of Confined Space Pre-Plan Surveys and PermitsAppendix D: Examples of Confined Space Training Best Practices, Personal Protective Equipment and Instrument Functional VerificationAppendix E: Example Contractor Competency Questions
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