Who authorizes entry into a confined space?

Who authorizes entry into a confined space?

The entry supervisor is responsible for determining whether acceptable entry conditions exist, authorizing the entry, overseeing entry operations, terminating the entry, and canceling the entry permit. Per the OSHA regulation, the entry supervisor must: Know the hazards. Verify safe entry conditions.

Who signs and cancels the confined space entry permit?

the entry supervisor
Once an employee has to enter a confined space on any type of job, they will require an entry permit, which must be signed by the entry supervisor.

What does blanking mean in confined spaces?

absolute closure
“Blanking or blinding” means the absolute closure of a pipe, line, or duct by the fastening of a solid plate (such as a spectacle blind or a skillet blind) that completely covers the bore and that is capable of withstanding the maximum pressure of the pipe, line, or duct with no leakage beyond the plate.

What is not an example of a confined space?

A confined space also has limited or restricted means for entry or exit and is not designed for continuous occupancy. Confined spaces include, but are not limited to, tanks, vessels, silos, storage bins, hoppers, vaults, pits, manholes, tunnels, equipment housings, ductwork, pipelines, etc.

Can you enter a confined space without training?

Employers must select personnel who are ‘suitable’ to enter and work in confined spaces and these people must undergo adequate training in what to expect. Employees must also be informed about the correct use of any tools or personal protective equipment (PPE) that they will require to do their job.

What is the OSHA standard for confined space?

OSHA’s standard for confined spaces (29 CFR 1910.146) contains the requirements for practices and procedures to protect employ-ees 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.