Confined Space Entry

Overview

The purpose of this program is to protect people from hazards associated with confined space entry.

A confined space is a space that:

  1. Is large enough and so configured that an employee can bodily enter and perform work; and
  2. Has limited or restricted means for entry or exit; and
  3. Is not designed for continuous human occupancy.

Examples of confined spaces include but are not limited to storage tanks, process vessels, bins, silos, boilers, ventilation ducts, sewers, pipe chases, and underground utility vaults.

Written Program

University Confined Space Program (886 kb, pdf)

Training

The University expectation is that Confined Space Entry training must occur before an employee is asked to perform tasks in a confined space. Retraining is to occur on a three year basis. Please contact Risk Management and Safety to coordinate Confined Space Training.