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Document ID (ISN)108985
CIS number 08-1405
Year 2005
Convention or series no.
Title OSHA Fact Sheet - Procedures for atmospheric testing in confined spaces
Bibliographic information U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20210, USA, 2005. 2p.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract A confined space is one that is large enough to enter and perform assigned work in. It has limited or restricted ways to enter or exit the space and was not designed to be occupied continuously by a worker. Atmospheric testing in confined spaces is required for evaluating the hazards of the confined space and verifying that acceptable conditions exist for entry into that space. This information sheet summarizes the procedures required for atmospheric testing in confined spaces as required according to United States legislation.
Descriptors (primary) USA; confined spaces; determination in air; breathing atmosphere; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) public OSH institutions; toxic gases; work in confined spaces; data sheet; legislation; sampling and analysis; explosive atmospheres
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Other equipment and plant
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Confined spaces
Risk evaluation