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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

16VAC25-70-60. Permit Systems.

A. The employer shall develop and implement a written entry permit system for all confined space entries which includes a written permit procedure that provides the following minimum information:

1. The minimum acceptable environmental conditions which are acceptable to the employer for entry and work in the confined space;

2. A record of atmospheric test results conducted prior to entry and at least hourly thereafter when an attendant is required;

3. The last calibration dates for the oxygen detector and combustible gas indicator being used;

4. The signature of the qualified person responsible for securing the permit and reviewing conditions prior to entry;

5. A written description of the location and type of work to be done;

6. Each permit shall be dated and carry an expiration time of not more than 12 hours; the permit may be extended for another 12-hour period pending recertification of acceptable conditions.

B. Entry permit forms shall be retained until the corresponding entry has been successfully completed.

C. The permit may be on a pre-printed form or incorporated into a work order, a log book, or any other format, as long as each contains the minimum information required by subsections A 1 to A 6 of this section.

Statutory Authority

§ 40.1-22(5) of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR425-02-30, § 6, eff. November 15, 1987; amended, eff. July 1, 1988.

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