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PDFWAC 296-307-65002

Implement procedures for entry permits.

You must:
• Identify and evaluate, before employees enter, potential hazards from:
– The permit-required confined space; and
– The work to be performed.
• Complete an entry permit before entry is authorized, documenting that you have completed the means, procedures and practices necessary for safe entry and work.
• Make sure that entrants or their representatives have an opportunity to observe any monitoring or testing, or any actions to eliminate or control hazards, performed to complete the permit.
• Identify the entry supervisor.
– Make sure the entry supervisor signs the entry permit, authorizing entry, before the space is entered.
• Make the completed permit available to entrants or their authorized representatives at the time of entry.
– Do this by either posting the completed permit at the entry location, or by any other equally effective means.
• Make sure the duration of the permit does not exceed the time required to complete the assigned task or job identified on the permit.
• Note any problems encountered during an entry operation on the permit. Use the information to make appropriate revisions to your program, entry operations, means, systems, procedures and practices.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 05-01-166, § 296-307-65002, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05.]
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