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DOE-EM-STD-5503-94
13.2.2. Confined Space Coordinator
The Confined Space Coordinator should be responsible for implementing the confined space
program and should:
Ensure that a list of confined spaces is maintained,
Ensure that cancelled permits are reviewed for lessons learned,
Ensure training of personnel is conducted,
Ensure coordination with outside responders,
Ensure equipment is in compliance with standards, and
Maintain a master inventory of identified confined spaces.
13.2.3. Field Team Leader
The Field Team Leader in charge of any confined space work should:
Ensure requirements for entry have been completed before entry is authorized;
Ensure confined space monitoring is performed by personnel qualified and trained in
confined space entry procedures;
Ensure a list of monitoring equipment and personnel qualified to operate the equipment is
maintained by the Safety and Occupational Health Office;
Ensure that the rescue team has simulated a rescue in a confined space within the past
twelve months;
Know the hazards that may be faced during entry, including the mode, signs or
symptoms, and consequences of exposure;
Fill out a permit;
Determine the entry requirements;
Require a permit review and signature from the authorized entry supervisor;
Notify all involved employees of the permit requirements;
Post the permit in a conspicuous location near the job;
Renew the permit or have it reissued as needed (a new permit is required every shift);
Determine the number of attendants required to perform the work;
Ensure the attendant knows how to communicate with the entrants and how to obtain
assistance;
Post any required barriers and signs;
Remain alert to changing conditions that might affect the conditions of the permits, (i.e.,
require additional atmospheric monitoring or changes in personal protective equipment);
Change and reissue the permit, or issue a new permit as necessary;
Ensure periodic atmospheric monitoring is done according to permit requirements;
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