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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 16. Labor and Employment
Agency 25. Safety and Health Codes Board
Chapter 70. Virginia Confined Space Standard for the Telecommunications Industry
4/2/2020

16VAC25-70-50. Attendants and Rescue Teams.

A. The qualified person shall evaluate each confined space that an employee may be required to enter by identifying and evaluating the hazards and potential hazards of that space. The qualified person then may allow an employee to make an unaccompanied, non-attendant entry into a confined space which has no potential for engulfment or IDLH atmosphere, and only low potential for hazardous atmosphere, provided the requirements of 16VAC25-70-40 C are met.

B. An attendant shall be stationed immediately outside every confined space which has been found to have an IDLH atmosphere, a hazardous atmosphere or a potential for engulfment. The attendant shall be trained as directed by 16VAC25-70-70 A 2, be within sight or call of the entrant, and have the means available to summon assistance.

C. Rescue teams shall be available where the confined space has been found to have an IDLH atmosphere, a hazardous atmosphere or a potential for engulfment.

Statutory Authority

§ 40.1-22(5) of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR425-02-30, § 5, eff. November 15, 1987; amended, eff. July 1, 1988.

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