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Confined Spaces Equipment Requirements (1926.1204)


Entry employers must provide (at no cost to the employee), maintain and ensure proper use of the following equipment:

  • Testing and monitoring equipment
  • Communications equipment (including for attendants working multiple spaces)
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Lighting equipment approved for ignitable or combustible conditions
  • Barriers and shields to protect the space
  • Rescue and emergency equipment (except if using a rescue service)
  • Any other equipment needed for safe entry, exit or rescue from permit spaces - 1926.1204(d)

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