University of Southern Indiana

Confined Space Entry

The University has developed a Confined Space Entry Program to protect employees who may be required to enter confined spaces such as manholes, boilers, crawl spaces and sewer pits during the course of their work.

These workspaces are considered "confined" because they are large enough to be entered to perform work, have limited means for entry/exit, and are not designed for continuous employee occupancy.

Confined spaces that pose additional hazards including atmospheric, engulfment and entrapment hazards are referred to as "permit-required confined spaces."

The Confined Space Entry Program has identified the locations of permit required and non-permit spaces on campus. A confined space entry permit is available at Environmental Health and Safety and must be filled out prior to entering a permit-required confined space.

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