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DOE-EM-STD-5503-94
Ensure that personnel doing the work and all support personnel adhere to permit
requirements;
Ensure the permit is canceled when the work is done; and
Ensure the confined space is safely closed and all workers are cleared from the area.
13.2.4. Entry Supervisors
An Entry Supervisor is a qualified person authorized to approve confined space entry permits.
This person should be responsible for:
Determining if conditions are acceptable for entry,
Authorizing entry and overseeing entry operations,
Terminating entry procedures as required,
Serving as an attendant, as long as the person is trained and equipped appropriately for
that role,
Ensuring measures are in place to keep unauthorized personnel clear of the area,
Checking the work at least twice a shift to verify and document permit requirements are
being observed (more frequent checks should be made if operations or conditions are
anticipated that could affect permit requirements),
Ensuring that necessary information on chemical hazards is kept at the work site for the
employees or rescue team,
Ensuring a rescue team is available and instructed in their rescue duties (e.g., an onsite
team or a prearranged outside rescue service), and
Ensuring at least one member of the rescue team has current certification in first aid and
CPR.
13.2.5. Employees Entering Confined Space
Employees who are granted permission to enter a confined space should:
Read and observe the entry permit requirements;
Stay alert to the hazards that could be encountered in a confined space;
Use the protective equipment required by the permit;
Immediately exit the confined space when:
-  Ordered to do so by the attendant,
-  Automatic alarms sound,
-  They perceive they are in danger, or
-  They notice physiological stresses or changes in themselves or co-workers (e.g.,
dizziness, blurred vision, shortness of breath).
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