Confined Space Entry Program - Northeastern Illinois University

Confined Space Entry Program - Northeastern Illinois University
University Policy
Volume E2:
Environment,
Health, Safety &
Security
E2.10
Confined Space Entry Program
Effective Date: 04/30/2015
Responsible
Office:
Facilities Planning
and Management
Responsible
Officer:
Safety Officer
POLICY STATEMENT
It is the policy of Northeastern Illinois University (the “University”) to ensure the safety of all University
personnel and outside contractors who enter and conduct work in a confined space at the University campus
and other locations by establishing procedure requirements through a Confined Space Entry program.
PURPOSE OF THE POLICY
This program has been developed to comply with all parts of Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA) 29 CFR 1910.146 and shall apply to all confined space entry operations conducted on University
property.
WHO IS AFFECTED BY THIS POLICY
Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) Permit Required Confined Space trained Authorized and Affected
Employees as well as contractors hired by NEIU.
DEFINITIONS
Attendant: A person designated by the department head in charge of entry who is to remain outside the
confined space and be in constant communication with the personnel working inside the confined space.
Authorized Entrant: A person who is approved or assigned by the department head in charge of the entry
to perform a specific type of duty or duties or to be at a specific location at the job site.
Bonding: The joining of two or more items with an electrical conductor so that all ends joined have the
same electrical charge or potential.
Confined Space: (see Procedures section)
Department Head: Department heads are those people in charge of students or in charge of Facilities
Management employees with common interests, jobs, or objectives.
Entry: The action by which a person passes through an opening into a permit-required confined space.
Entry includes ensuing work activities in that space and is considered to have occurred as soon as any part
of the entrant's body breaks the plane of an opening into the space.
Entry Permit: The written or printed document that is provided by the employer (either the University or
contractor hired by the University) to allow and control entry into a permit space. The permit must also
contain the information specified in this program.
Entry Supervisor: Department Head or the designated representative (such as the foreman or crew chief)
responsible for determining if acceptable entry conditions are present at a permit space where entry is
planned, for authorizing entry and overseeing entry operations, and for terminating entry as required by this
program.
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Note: An entry supervisor also may serve as an attendant or as an authorized entrant, as long as
that person is trained and equipped as required by this program for each role he or she fills. Also, the
duties of entry supervisor may be passed from one individual to another during the course of entry
operation.
Hazardous Atmosphere: An atmosphere that may expose employees to the risk of death, incapacitation,
impaired ability to self-rescue (that is, ability to escape unaided from a permit space), injury, or acute illness
from one or more of the following causes:

Flammable gas, vapor, or mist in excess of 10% of its lower flammable limit (LFL).

Airborne combustible dust at a concentration that meets or exceeds its LFL.
NOTE: This concentration may be approximated as a condition in which the dust obscures
vision at a distance of 5 feet or less.

Atmospheric oxygen concentration below 19.5% or above 23.5%.

Atmospheric concentration of any substance for which a dose or a permissible exposure limit is
published in Subpart G, Occupational health and Environmental Control, or in Subpart Z, Toxic and
Hazardous Substances, of 29 CFR 1910 and that could result in employee exposure in excess of
its dose or permissible exposure limit.(SEE NOTE BELOW)
NOTE: An atmospheric concentration of any substance that is not capable of causing death,
incapacitation, impairment of ability to self-rescue, injury, or acute illness due to its health
effects is not covered by this provision.

Any other atmospheric condition that is immediately dangerous to life or health.
NOTE: For air contaminants for which OSHA has not determined a dose or permissible
exposure limit, other sources of information, such as l Safety Data Sheets that comply with the
Hazard Communication Standard, section 1910.1200, published information, and internal
documents can provide guidance in establishing acceptable atmospheric conditions.
Hot Work: Any work involving burning, welding or similar fire-producing operations; also, any work that
produces a source of ignition, such as grinding, drilling, or heating.
Hot Work Permit: The written authorization of the employer (either the University or contractor hired by the
University) to perform operations (for example, riveting, welding, cutting, burning, and heating) capable of
providing a source of ignition.
Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health: An atmosphere that poses an immediate threat of loss of life.
May result in irreversible or immediate severe health effects; may result in eye damage/irritation; or may
result in another condition that could impair escape from a confined space.
Lower Explosive Limit (LEL): The minimum concentration of a combustible gas or vapor in air that will
ignite if an ignition source is introduced.
Non-Permit Required Confined Space: (see Procedures)
Oxygen-Deficient Atmosphere: An atmosphere that contains an oxygen concentration of less than 19.5%
by volume.
Oxygen-Enriched Atmosphere: An atmosphere that contains an oxygen concentration greater than 23.5%
by volume.
PPE - Personal Protective Equipment: Devices or clothing worn by the worker to protect against hazards
in the environment. Examples are respirators, gloves, and chemical splash goggles.
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PEL - Permissible Exposure Level: Concentration of a substance to which an individual may be exposed
repeatedly without adverse effect.
Permit Required Confined Space: (see Procedures)
Purging: The removal of gases or vapors from a confined space by the process of displacement.
PROCEDURES
1. IDENTIFYING CONFINED SPACES
Recognition is an important aspect of making a safe entry into a confined space. Not all confined spaces are
considered permit-required confined spaces, and being able to identify the difference between the two is
important. To clarify what constitutes a Confined Space, the following definition is used.
A Confined Space is any space that has the following characteristics:
A.
It is large enough or so configured that an employee can bodily enter and perform assigned work.
B.
It has limited or restricted means for entry or exit.
Confined-space openings are limited primarily by size and location. Openings may be small in size
and may be difficult to move through easily. In some cases, openings may be very large or opentopped spaces such as pits or excavations. Entrance and exit may be required from top, bottom, or
side. In some cases, having to access the work area by a fixed ladder may constitute limited or
restricted entry or exit. Size or location may make rescue efforts difficult.
C.
Is not designed for continuous employee occupancy.
Most confined spaces are not designed for employees to enter and work on a routine basis. They
may be designed to store a product, enclose materials and processes, or transport products or
substances. Because they are not designed for continuous occupancy, frequently they do not have
good ventilation or lighting. Therefore, occasional employee entry for inspection, maintenance,
repair, cleanup, or similar tasks can be difficult and dangerous. The danger associated with entry
may come from chemical or physical hazards within the space.
A Non-Permit Confined Space is a confined space that does not contain, nor has the potential to contain,
any hazard capable of causing death or serious physical harm (with respect to atmospheric hazards).
Examples of non-permit required confined spaces might include the interiors of HVAC units, certain air
plenums and pipe chases, attics, walk-in freezers or refrigerators, and some building crawl spaces.
A Permit-Required Confined Space (permit space) is a confined space that is potentially hazardous. A
permit-required confined space has one or more of the following characteristics:
A.
Contains or has a potential to contain a hazardous atmosphere.
B.
Contains a material that has the potential for engulfing an entrant.
C.
Has an internal configuration such that an entrant could be trapped or asphyxiated by inwardlyconverging walls or by a floor that slopes downward and tapers to a smaller cross-section; or
D.
Contains any other recognized serious safety or health hazard. Examples of serious safety or
health hazards might include:




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Fall hazards
Unguarded machinery
Extreme heat or cold
Steam pipes or chemical lines
Hazardous noise levels
Electrical hazards
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 Presence of asbestos
 Potentially hazardous levels of dust
Supervisors are directly responsible for ensuring the safety of their employees in regards to confined
spaces. It is their responsibility to evaluate potentially hazardous spaces within their facilities and areas to
ensure that the proper precautions are taken for safety. This includes clearly marking permit-required
confined spaces, training employees, and ensuring proper entry procedures are followed.
All confined spaces located within a facility or under the facility's control must be identified. Facilities
Management supervisors and the EHS department will conduct periodic reviews to maintain a current list of
confined spaces and permit required confined spaces. See Appendix A.
2. IDENTIFYING CONFINED SPACE HAZARDS
Once a space has been identified as confined, the hazards that may be present within the confined space
must be identified. Confined-space hazards can be grouped into the following categories: 1) oxygendeficient atmospheres, 2) flammable atmospheres, 3) toxic atmospheres, and 4) mechanical and physical
hazards.
Every confined space must be evaluated for these four types of hazards. The three types of atmospheric
hazards are often the most difficult to identify since they might not be detected without the assistance of a
gas monitor.
A.
Oxygen-Deficient Atmospheres: The normal atmosphere is composed of approximately 21%
oxygen and 79% nitrogen. An atmosphere containing less than 19.5% oxygen shall be considered
oxygen-deficient. The oxygen level inside a confined space may be decreased as the result of
either consumption or displacement.
There are a number of processes that consume oxygen in a confined space. Oxygen is consumed
during combustion of flammable materials, as in welding, cutting, or brazing. A more subtle
consumption of oxygen occurs during bacterial action, as in the fermentation process. Oxygen can
also be consumed during chemical reactions such as in the formation of rust on the exposed
surfaces of a confined space. The number of people working in a confined space and the amount
of physical activity will also influence oxygen consumption. Oxygen levels can also be reduced as
the result of oxygen displacement by other gases.
B.
Flammable Atmospheres: Flammable atmospheres are generally the result of flammable gases,
vapors, dust mixed in certain concentrations with air, or an oxygen-enriched atmosphere.
Oxygen-enriched atmospheres are those atmospheres that contain an oxygen concentration
greater than 23.5%. An oxygen-enriched atmosphere will cause flammable materials such as
clothing and hair to burn violently when ignited.
Combustible gases or vapors can accumulate within a confined space when there is inadequate
ventilation. Gases that are heavier than air will accumulate in the lower levels of a confined space.
Therefore, it is especially important that atmospheric tests be conducted near the bottom of all
confined spaces.
The work being conducted in a confined space can generate a flammable atmosphere. Work such
as spray-painting, coating, or the use of flammable solvents for cleaning can result in the formation
of an explosive atmosphere. Welding or cutting with oxyacetylene equipment can also be the cause
of an explosion in a confined space and shall not be allowed without a hot work permit. Oxygen and
acetylene hoses may have small leaks in them that could generate an explosive atmosphere, and
therefore should be removed when not in use. The atmosphere must be tested continuously while
any hot work is being conducted within the confined space.
C.
Toxic atmospheres: May be present within a confined space as the result of one or more of the
following:
1.
The Product Stored in the Confined Space: When a product is stored in a confined space, the
product can be absorbed by the walls and emit toxic vapors when removed or during cleaning
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the residual material. The product can also produce toxic vapors that will remain in the
atmosphere due to poor ventilation.
D.
2.
The Work Being Conducted in the Confined Space: Toxic atmospheres can be generated as
the result of work being conducted inside the confined space. Examples of such work include:
Welding or brazing with metals capable of producing toxic vapors, painting, scraping, sanding,
etc. Many of the solvents used for cleaning and/or degreasing produce highly toxic vapors.
3.
Areas Adjacent to the Confined Space: Toxic fumes produced by processes near the
confined space may enter and accumulate in the confined space. For example, if the confined
space is lower than the adjacent area and the toxic fume is heavier than air, the toxic fume
may "settle" into the confined space.
Mechanical and Physical Hazards: Problems such as rotating or moving mechanical parts or
energy sources can create hazards within a confined space. All rotating or moving equipment such
as pumps, process lines, electrical sources, etc., within a confined space must be identified.
Physical factors such as heat, cold, noise, vibration, and fatigue can contribute to accidents. These
factors must be evaluated for all confined spaces.
3. THE PERMIT SYSTEM
When a permit required confined space must be entered, a permit shall be completed and authorized by
department heads, supervisors, or their designated representatives and all employees participating in the
entry. This permit shall serve as certification to all involved that the space is safe for entry.
Entry shall not be authorized until all conditions of the permit have been met and all participants have signed
the permit. The permit to be used by NEIU personnel can be found in Appendix B.
4. PLANNING THE ENTRY
The first step towards conducting a safe confined-space entry is to plan the entry. This will allow for the
identification of all hazards, and for the determination of all equipment necessary, to complete the project.
4.1. GATHERING GENERAL DATA
a.
b.
c.
d.
Identify the date and authorized time of the entry.
Identify the confined space. Give the name or location of the confined space.
Give the specific reason for entering the confined space. Also, identify if hot work will be done.
Identify the contents of the confined space, and any chemicals or other materials that are usually
present in the confined space.
4.2. IDENTIFYING THE HAZARDS
NOTE: Atmospheric testing shall be conducted prior to entering permit-required confined spaces.
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
The oxygen content must be determined and recorded on the entry permit.
The flammable gas content must be determined and recorded on the entry permit.
The H2S and Carbon Monoxide levels must be determined and recorded on the entry permit.
If a toxic substance is determined to be in the confined space during testing, entry shall be
prohibited until the confined space can be cleaned and ventilated, or information is obtained to
determine what type of personal protective equipment is required, the potential health effects, the
Permissible Exposure Limits, and any other information needed to safely conduct the work.
Trained/ qualified personnel will determine mechanical and physical hazards. They should list all
items and energy that will require lockout/tagout, blanking and bleeding, disconnecting, or
securing. Physical hazards should also be listed.
4.3. VENTILATION OF THE CONFINED SPACE
Indicate whether mechanical or natural ventilation will be used. Describe the procedures to be used.
NOTE: If mechanical ventilation is to be used, the exhaust must be pointed away from personnel or
ignition sources. Also, mechanical ventilators must be bonded to the confined space.
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4.4. ISOLATING THE CONFINED SPACE
All mechanical, electrical, or heat-producing equipment should be disconnected, or locked and tagged
out. This includes any pumps that pull fluid from, or pump fluid into, the confined space.
4.5. PURGING/CLEANING THE CONFINED SPACE
a.
Indicate if the confined space will be purged.
b.
Indicate if cleaning methods are to be used. If chemical cleaners are to be used, name the type
and describe the procedures. The SDS for the chemical must be consulted prior to use.
NOTE: If steam is to be used, the hose must be bonded to the confined space.
4.6. PLACEMENT OF WARNING SIGNS
Indicate if warning signs or barriers will be needed to prevent unauthorized entry or to protect workers
from external hazards. If the confined space will be left open and unattended for any length of time,
warning signs and barriers such as barricades and/or caution tape are required.
4.7. IDENTIFYING ALL PERSONNEL
List all employees who will be required to prepare the confined space and complete the work inside the
space.
4.8. IDENTIFYING NECESSARY EQUIPMENT
List all equipment necessary to complete the project.
5. PREPARING THE CONFINED SPACE FOR ENTRY
The following steps are to be followed when preparing the confined space for entry:
1. Place warning signs or barriers around the confined space to prevent unauthorized entry as
necessary.
2.
Place all tools, safety equipment, monitoring equipment, etc., near the confined space.
3.
Isolate all mechanical and/or electrical hazards as necessary.
4.
Purge/ventilate the confined space as necessary.
5.
Test the atmosphere using an appropriate gas monitor.
a. If oxygen content is less than 19.5% or greater than 23.5%, perform additional ventilation.
Then shut off ventilation equipment and re-test the oxygen content.
b. If oxygen content is between 19.5% and 23.5%, continue entry preparation.
6.
Test for flammable gases.
a. If the meter reading is less than 10% of the lower explosive limit (LEL), continue entry
preparations.
b. If the meter reading is above 10% of the LEL, continue ventilation of the confined space. Then
shut off the ventilation and have the atmosphere re-tested.
c. If the meter reading is still above 10% of the LEL, the confined space must be cleaned before
entry is permitted.
7.
Test for toxics. If a toxic atmosphere is present, no person may be permitted to enter the confined
space at a level exceeding the Permissible Exposure Limit without proper Personal Protective
Equipment. Environmental Health & Safety must be called to assist in identifying proper
precautions and the protective measures to be taken.
8.
Assemble all personnel involved and review entry and rescue procedures. The employee in charge
will complete the permit by having the entrant(s) and attendant(s) sign the permit.
9.
Notify the Department Head or supervisor that entry is commencing.
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6. UTILIZING SAFETY EQUIPMENT
When possible, all personnel entering a confined space must be equipped with a retrieval line secured at
one end to the entrant by a full-body harness with its other end secured to a tripod lifting hoist, retrieval
device or anchor point.
7. ATMOSPHERIC TESTING PROCEDURES
1.
All of the manufacturer's operating instructions must be followed.
2.
The test equipment must be tested in a known atmosphere to insure its accuracy.
3.
Ventilation equipment must be shut off before conducting any atmospheric tests.
4.
The atmosphere must be tested at the bottom, top, and middle of all confined spaces.
5.
The atmosphere must be periodically or continuously monitored while work is being conducted in
the confined space.
6.
If the confined space is left for any reason, the atmosphere must be re-tested before re-entering the
space.
8. RESCUE PROCEDURES
In the event of an emergency, the attendant should:
1. Immediately summon the City of Chicago Fire Department by radio or telephone. (Dial 911).
2.
Attempt to remove the victim from the outside confined space by use of the retrieval line if this can
be accomplished without creating further hazard for the entrant or the attendant.
3.
If the attendant is able to remove the victim with the retrieval line, he/she should administer aid
within the limits of his/her training until emergency medical services (EMS) arrive.
4.
If the attendant is unable to remove the victim by using the retrieval line, he or she must wait for
help to arrive. The attendant(s) is/ are not to enter the confined space for any reason.
5.
Give EMS personnel any information they request.
9. PERSONNEL RESPONSIBILITIES
Everyone involved in a confined-space entry project has certain responsibilities and requires a certain
amount of training. It is very important that every individual is familiar with his/her responsibilities. This
section outlines the responsibilities and training requirements of each individual involved in a project.
9.1. RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SAFETY COORDINATOR
A.
Reviewing and updating the Northeastern Illinois University Confined Space Entry Program to
conform to current OSHA 29CFR 1910.146 standards.
B.
Ensuring compliance with standards set forth in the program by periodic inspection of entry sites
and canceling permits where unsafe conditions are present.
C.
Assisting Supervisors with:
1. Providing training as set forth in the program
2. Identification of confined spaces
3. Identifying spaces that require a permit for entry
4. Labeling Permit-Required Confined Spaces.
D.
Performing a single annual review covering all entries performed during a 12-month period to
ensure employees participating in entry operations are protected from permit space hazards.
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9.2. RESPONSIBILITIES OF SUPERVISORS OR THEIR DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVE
A.
Identifying confined spaces within facilities or areas under their control.
B.
Identifying hazards within a confined space under their control.
C.
Documenting all training requirements for all affected employees within their area of
responsibility.
Ensuring that the required atmospheric tests are performed at the confined space and results are
recorded on the permit prior to entry authorization.
D.
E.
Obtaining and maintaining all equipment necessary to complete the confined-space entry project.
F.
Authorizing entry by signing the Entry Authorization space on the entry permit after all conditions
for a safe entry have been met.
G. Terminating the entry and canceling the permit when:
1. Entry operations covered by the entry permit have been completed.
2. A condition that is not allowed under the entry permit arises in or near the permit space.
H.
Determining that acceptable entry conditions are maintained and consistent with the terms of the
entry permit.
9.3. RESPONSIBILITIES OF AUTHORIZED ENTRANTS
The person(s) authorized to enter a confined space shall be responsible for the following:
A.
The knowledge of hazards that may be faced during entry, including the mode, signs or
symptoms, and consequences of the exposure.
B.
Proper use of equipment, which includes:

Atmospheric testing and monitoring equipment.

Ventilating equipment needed to obtain acceptable entry conditions.

Communication equipment necessary to maintain contact with the attendant.

Personal protective equipment as needed.
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Lighting equipment as needed.
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Barriers and shields as needed.
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Equipment, such as ladders, needed for safe entry and exit.

Rescue and emergency equipment as needed.

Any other equipment necessary for safe entry into and rescue from permit spaces.
C.
Communication with the attendant as necessary to enable the attendant to monitor entrant status
and to enable the attendant to alert entrants of the need to evacuate the space if required.
D.
Alert the attendant (standby person) whenever:

The entrant recognizes any warning sign or symptom of exposure to a dangerous
situation, or

The entrant detects a prohibited condition.
E.
Exiting the permit space as quickly as possible whenever:

An order to evacuate has been given by the attendant or the entry supervisor;

The entrant recognizes any warning sign or symptom of exposure to a dangerous
situation;

The entrant detects a prohibited condition; or

An evacuation alarm is activated.
9.4. RESPONSIBILITIES OF ATTENDANTS
Persons authorized to perform duties as attendant shall be responsible for the following:
A.
Knowing the hazards that may be faced during entry, including information on the mode, signs or
symptoms, and consequences of exposure.
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B.
Awareness of possible behavioral effects of hazard exposure in authorized entrants.
C.
Continuously maintaining an accurate count of authorized entrants in the permit space and
ensuring that the means used to identify authorized entrants accurately identifies who is in the
permit space.
D.
Remains outside the permit space during entry operations until relieved by another attendant.
E.
Attempting non-entry rescue if proper equipment is in place and the rescue attempt will not
present further hazards to the entrant or attendant.
F.
Communicating with authorized entrants as necessary to monitor entrant status and to alert
entrants of the need to evacuate the space when conditions warrant.
G. Monitoring activities inside and outside the space to determine if it is safe for entrants to remain
in the space and ordering the authorized entrants to evacuate the permit space immediately
under any of the following conditions:

If the attendant detects a prohibited condition.

If the attendant detects the behavioral effects of hazard exposure in an authorized entrant.

If the attendant detects a situation outside the space that could endanger the authorized
entrants.

If the attendant cannot effectively and safely perform all the duties required by this
program.
H.
Summoning rescue and other emergency services as soon as the attendant determines that
authorized entrants may need assistance to escape from permit space hazards.
I.
Taking the following actions when unauthorized persons approach or enter a permit space while
entry is underway:

Warning the unauthorized persons that they must stay away from the permit space.

Advising the unauthorized persons that they must exit immediately if they have entered
the permit space.

Informing the authorized entrants and the entry supervisor if unauthorized persons have
entered the permit space.
J.
Performing no duties that might interfere with the attendant's primary duty to monitor and protect
the authorized entrants.
APPENDIX
Appendix A – List of Confined Spaces and Permit Required Confined Spaces
Appendix B – Confined Space Entry Permit
CONTACT INFORMATION
Please direct questions or concerns about this policy to:
Contact
Phone
E-Mail
Safety Officer
(773) 442-5215
[email protected]
DISCLAIMER
The University reserves the right to modify or amend sections of this policy at any time at its sole discretion.
This policy remains in effect until such time as the Responsible Officer calls for review. Requests for
exception to any portion of this policy, but not to the policy statement, must be presented in writing to the
Responsible Officer.
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APPENDIX A – LIST OF CONFINED SPACES AND PERMIT REQUIRED
CONFINED SPACES
NORTHEASTERN MAIN CAMPUS
NOTE: Use OSHA 29CFR1910.146 definitions of confined space and permit required confined space to identify the NEIU Permit required confined spaces.
BLDG
Confined Space (Identify/ list)
Permit Required
Confined Space
(Y/ N)
A
AHU -1 air handler
No
A
Crawl space
No
B
AHU -1 air handler
No
B
Crawl space
No
C
AHU -1 air handler
No
C
AHU 1 outdoor air intake
No
D
AHU D -1 air handler
No
SU
AHU - 1 air handler
No
SU
AHU - 2 air handler
No
SU
AHU - 3 air handler
No
SU
AHU - 4 air handler
No
SU
AHU - 6 air handler
No
FA
AHU - 1 air handler
No
FA
AHU 1 outdoor air intake
No
FA
AHU - 2 air handler
No
FA
AHU 2 outdoor air intake
No
FA
AHU - 3 air handler
No
FA
AHU 3 outdoor air intake
No
FA
FA
AHU - 4 air handler
AHU 4 outdoor air intake
No
No
FA
Outdoor air intake for tunnel
No
FA
air intake shaft for Generator
No
CLS
air intake shaft for Generator
No
If Permit Required Confined Space explain what hazard(s) exist
Atmospheric
Engulfment
Internal Configuration
H
# 1 boiler ( inside )
Yes
Nat Gas
X
H
# 2 boiler ( inside )
Yes
Nat Gas
X
H
# 3 boiler ( inside )
Yes
Nat Gas
X
H
Mezz Exp Tank ( inside )
Yes
H
H-1 AHU Air handler
No
Dock
Garbage Compactor
Yes
LIB
AHU - 1 air handler
No
LIB
AHU 1 outdoor air intake
No
LIB
AHU - 2 air handler
No
LIB
AHU 2 outdoor air intake
No
LIB
AHU - 3 air handler
No
LIB
AHU 3 outdoor air intake
No
LIB
Outdoor air intake for tunnel
No
LIB
AHU -4 air handler
No
Other safety hazard
X
X
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APPENDIX A – LIST OF CONFINED SPACES AND PERMIT REQUIRED
CONFINED SPACES (CONTINUTED)
CARRUTHERS CENTER FOR INNER CITY STUDIES (CCICS) LOCATION
NOTE: Use OSHA 29CFR1910.146 definitions of confined space and permit required confined space to identify the NEIU Permit required confined
spaces.
LOCATION
BSMT
Confined Space
(Identify/ list)
Permit
Required
Confined
Space (Y/ N)
S1 AHU
No
3rd FL Mech RM S2AHU
No
3rd FL Mech RM S3 AHU
No
Pent Mech RM
S4 AHU
No
Pent Mech RM
E4 Return Fan
No
If Permit Required Confined Space explain what hazard(s) exist
Atmospheric
BSMT
# 1 Boiler
Yes
Nat Gas
BSMT
# 2 Boiler
Yes
Nat Gas
BSMT
Engulfment
Internal
Configuration
Other safety hazard
Ejector Pumps
Yes
Sewer Gas
Below grade
SW Parking Lot Ejector Pumps
Yes
Sewer Gas
Below grade
E Bldg Exterior
Ejector Pumps
Yes
Sewer Gas
Below grade
BSMT
North Elevator Pit
No
1st FL
South Elevator Pit
No
EL CENTRO LOCATION
None
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Confined Space Entry Program
Policy E2.10
Effective Date: 04/30/2015
Responsible Officer: Safety Officer
Responsible Office: Facilities Management
APPENDIX B – CONFINED SPACE ENTRY PERMIT
NORTHEASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & SAFETY
CONFINED SPACE ENTRY PERMIT
Permit Number
Date
Location & Description of Confined Space:
Purpose of Entry:
Scheduled
Start
a.m.
p.m.
Scheduled
Finish
a.m.
p.m.
Day / Date / Time
Day / Date / Time
Employee(s) in charge of entry:
Entrants:
Attendants:
{Check those items below which are applicable to your confined space permit.}
TYPES OF HAZARDS
¤Oxygen-Deficient Atmosphere
¤ Oxygen-Enriched Atmosphere
¤ Welding/Cutting
¤ Engulfment
¤ Toxic Atmosphere
¤ Flammable Atmosphere
¤ Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
¤ Purging/ cleaning
¤ Air-Line Respirator
¤ Fire-Retardant Clothing
¤ Ventilation
¤ Protective Gloves
¤ Rescue devices/ Harness/ Lifeline
¤ Respirators
¤ Lockout/Tagout
¤ Fire Extinguishers
¤ Energized Electrical Equipment
¤ Entrapment
¤ Hazardous Chemical
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
¤ Barricade Job Area
¤ Signs Posted
¤ Clearances Secured
¤ Lighting
¤ Ground Fault Interrupter
Remarks
ATMOSPHERIC MONITORING
DATE/ TIME:
¤Continuous
TESTS TO BE TAKEN (INITIAL)
¤Periodic
INITIALS
(minute intervals)
DATE/ TIME
RE-TESTING (CONTINUED ON BACK)
OXYGEN
LEL
CO
H2S
Oxygen:
%
____________
Lower Explosive Limit (LEL):
%
_____________
Carbon Monoxide (CO):
%
_____________
a/p
%
%
%
% _________
Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S):
%
_____________
a/p
%
%
%
% _________
a/p
ENTRY AUTHORIZATION
%
%
%
INITIALS
% _________
ENTRY CANCELLATION
All actions and/or conditions for safe entry have been performed.
Entry has been completed and all entrants have exited permit space.
Person in Charge
of Entry
Person in Charge
of Entry
PLEASE PRINT
PLEASE PRINT
IN CASE OF EMERGENCY CALL 911
{CFR 1910.146 (f)(11)}
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Confined Space Entry Program
Policy E2.10
Effective Date: 04/30/2015
Responsible Officer: Safety Officer
Responsible Office: Facilities Management
APPENDIX B – CONFINED SPACE ENTRY PERMIT
ATMOSPHERIC MONITORING (CONTINUED)
DATE/ TIME
RE-TESTING
OXYGEN
a/p
a/p
a/p
a/p
a/p
a/p
a/p
a/p
a/p
a/p
a/p
a/p
a/p
a/p
a/p
a/p
a/p
a/p
a/p
a/p
a/p
a/p
a/p
a/p
LEL
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
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%
%
%
%
%
%
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CO
%
%
%
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H2S
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
%
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INITIALS
%
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%
%
%
%
%
%
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