Confined Space Entry Program
Each year, hundreds of people are injured or die as a result of entering confined spaces that contain unknown hazards. Most of these deaths are preventable if entrants are trained to recognize hazards in a confined space, and if employers have a written plan in place for entry into confined spaces. To prevent unnecessary injuries or the loss of life, OSHA enacted the Permit-Required Confined Spaces Standard (29 CFR 1910.146), effective April 15, 1993. The standard requires that all confined spaces be identified and that a written program be generated to outline procedures required for entry into those spaces.The specific responsibility for developing and implementing The University of Texas at Arlington (UT Arlington) program for confined space entry resides with the Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Office.