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Confined or Enclosed Spaces and Other Dangerous Atmospheres >> Pre-Entry (Planning)
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Training Employees, Exchanging Information Between Employers, Testing the Atmosphere, 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:
- Periodic Re-Testing
[See Pre-Entry (Planning): Testing the Atmosphere]
- Warning Signs and Labels
- Visual Inspection
- Personal Protective Equipment Before Work [See PPE Selection: Workers in Confined or Enclosed Spaces]
- Rescue Teams [See Pre-Entry (Planning): Establishing Rescue Teams]