Confined Space Entry Policy
1. APPLICABLE DOC UM ENTS
29 CFR Part 1910 .146 "Permit-Required Confined Spaces"
“Confined Space Entry Program Guide” published by the Indiana Bureau of Safety Education and
Training of the Indiana Department of Labor
2. PURPO SE
This standard establishes the minimum requirements for Confined Space entry on Manchester College
property. These requirements pertain to, but are not limited to, confined spaces such as tanks, boilers,
pits, transformer vaults, or utility manholes.
Confined space entries at Manchester College shall be under the supervision of the Physical Plant. The
Physical Plant shall implement the procedures outlined in this document. All Manchester College
employees shall follow this policy.
Confined spaces at Manchester College are of two types: non-permit-required and permit-required.
The known permit-required confined spaces at Manchester College are listed in Attachment A.
Prior to entering a non-permit-required confined space, the confined space is to be checked for any
perceivable hazards (see “Confined Space and Permit-Required Defined Space Recognition Form”).
If hazards appear to be present, the confined space will be treated as though it were a “P reviously
Unidentified Permit-required Confined Space.” The entry supervisor will then determine the hazards
present, the equipment to be used, and the appropriate procedures to use. The hazards, equipment,
and procedures will be documented and used in a reclassification of the space to a permit-required
space for future entries.
Prior to entering a permit-required confined space the entry supervisor is to fill out a “Confined Space
Entry Permit” and the “Confined Space Hazards, Equipment, Procedures Checklist” for the particular
confined space. A check of the confined space will be performed (including atmospheric testing) by
the entry supervisor. Prior to entry, the “Confined Space Hazard , Procedures, and checklist”
document pertaining to the space will be read by the entry