The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permit Required Confined Space standard protects employees from the hazards encountered while working in confined spaces. These hazards include the build-up of toxic or explosive vapors or gasses, lack of oxygen, mechanical hazards and difficulty during emergency rescue operations. Examples of confined spaces include manholes, tanks, vaults, pits, and storage bins. To meet the OSHA requirements the University has developed a policy on Permit-Required Confined Spaces.
For more information of the University's confined space program, please contact EHS at 410.706.7055.
Confined Space Entry Forms