Confined Space Compliance Guidelines

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In order to comply with OSHA Title 29 CFR Part 1910.146, entry into a permit required confined space requires certain actions to be performed by the employer.

The term “permit-required confined space” refers to those spaces that meet the definition of a “confined space” and pose health or safety hazards, thereby requiring a permit for entry.

The following permit required confined space guidelines should be used in developing a site-specific plan.  If you need additional assistance, please contact the Occupational Safety and Health Section of the Center for Environmental Health and Safety.

Please click here to access a PDF copy of the Confined Space Compliance Guidelines.