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What is a Confined Space according to OSHA?

OSHA defines a confined space as an area large and configured in such as way that an employee can bodily enter the area and perform work. However, confined spaces have limited or restricted means for entry and exit and are not designed for continuous occupancy.

There are two types of confined spaces. If a confined space does not contain any safety hazards, it is considered a non-permit required confined space. If a space contains safety hazards, it is considered a permit-required confined space, and requires special safety precautions before entry can occur. Some examples of permit required confined spaces are vessels, tanks, silos, storage bins, hoppers, vaults, and pits.


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