There are numerous confined spaces (pits, manholes, tanks, etc.) on the University’s grounds. Some may be added during new construction and renovations. If your work requires you to enter a confined space, you must follow certain procedures to ensure your safety. The policy, guidelines and procedures can be found in the University Confined Space Program.
Confined space entry presents a number of potential hazards. The University Confined Space Program establishes a standard means of assessing these spaces, as well as providing training for personnel required to enter these spaces.
UVA Policies applicable to Confined Space
- UVA Policy ID: SEC-027 Access to Confined Space
Additional Confined Space Resources
- OSHA - Procedures for Atmospheric Testing in Confined Spaces
- OSHA - Confined Space Quick Card
- OSHA - Confined Space Topic Page
If you and/or your group need to know more or require assistance, please contact EHS!