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Confined Space Entry

June 4, 2014  (Monticello - Corporate Office)

Monticello, IA – Innovative Ag Services Co. (IAS), A confined space has limited openings for entry or exit, is large enough for entering and working, and is not designed for continuous worker occupancy.

You are required to have a permit to enter a confined space that:

  • May contain a hazardous or potentially hazardous atmosphere.
  • May contain a material which can engulf an entrant.
  • May contain walls that converge inward or floors that slope downward and taper into a smaller area which could trap or asphyxiate an entrant.
  • May contain other serious physical hazards such as unguarded machines or exposed live wires.

A confined space must be identified by the employer who must inform exposed employees of the existence and location of such spaces and their hazards.

 

Remember: You must maintain contact at all times with a trained attendant either visually, via phone, or by two-way radio. This monitoring system enables the attendant and entry supervisor to order you to evacuate and to alert appropriately trained rescue personnel to rescue entrants when needed.

 

 

 

For more information on Confined Spaces click the link below:

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/confinedspaces/index.html

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