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Confined or Enclosed Spaces and Other Dangerous Atmospheres » Initial Entry Testing


Click on an area for more specific information. Visual Inspection PPE Before Work Ventilation Rescue Teams Warning Signs and Labels Warning Signs and Labels Figure 1: Initial Entry Testing
Figure 1: Initial Entry Testing: Testing the Atmosphere, Warning Signs and Labels, Visual Inspection, Ventilation, PPE Before Work, and Establishing Rescue Teams.
The moment of entry is critical in confined or enclosed space operations. Injuries from fires, explosions, falls, and unsafe atmospheres may be avoided with careful preparation and adequate testing.

OSHA requires the following precautions as part of confined or enclosed space entry:

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