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PDFWAC 296-307-65018

Make sure entry supervisors perform their responsibilities and duties.

You must:
• Make sure that an entry supervisor:
– Authorizes the entry into a permit-required confined space by signing the entry permit.
– Oversees entry operations.
– Knows about the hazards that may be faced during entry, including the mode, signs or symptoms, and consequences of the exposure.
– Verifies and checks all of the following:
■ The appropriate entries have been made on the permit.
■ All tests specified by the permit have been conducted.
■ All procedures and equipment specified by the permit are in place before approving the permit and allowing entry to the space.
– Terminates the entry and cancels the permit when:
■ The assigned task or job has been completed.
■ A condition in the space that is not covered by the entry permit is discovered.
– Verifies that rescue services are available and that there is a way to contact them.
– Removes unauthorized individuals who enter or attempt to enter the permit-required confined space during entry operations.
– Determines that entry operations remain consistent with the terms of the entry permit and acceptable entry conditions are maintained:
■ Whenever responsibility for a permit-required space entry operation is transferred; and
■ At regular intervals dictated by the hazards and operations performed within the space.
• Make sure entry supervisors have the required knowledge and proficiency to perform the job duties and responsibilities required by this part.
• The entry supervisor may also perform other duties under this part, such as attendant or entrant, if they are trained and proficient in those duties.
• The responsibility of the entry supervisor may be passed from one supervisor to another during an entry operation.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 49.17.010, 49.17.040, 49.17.050, 49.17.060. WSR 05-01-166, § 296-307-65018, filed 12/21/04, effective 4/2/05.]
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