Confined Space

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permit-Required Confined Space standard protects employees from the hazards encountered while working in confined spaces. These hazards include the buildup of toxic or explosive vapors or gasses, lack of oxygen, mechanical hazards, and difficulty during emergency rescue operations. Examples of confined spaces include manholes, tanks, vaults, pits, and storage bins. To meet the OSHA requirements, the University has developed a policy on Permit-Required Confined Spaces.  


 For more information of the University's confined space program, please contact EHS at 410-706-7055.

Confined Space Entry Forms                                                                ‌

  • Form A — Use if non-hazardous environment
  • Form B — Use for Permit-Required Spaces

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