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Confined Space

There are numerous confined spaces (pits, manholes, tanks, etc.) on the University’s grounds. Some may be added during new construction and renovations. If your work requires you to enter a confined space, you must follow certain procedures to ensure your safety. The policy, guidelines and procedures can be found in the University Confined Space Program.

Confined space entry presents a number of potential hazards. The University Confined Space Program establishes a standard means of assessing these spaces, as well as providing training for personnel required to enter these spaces.

UVA Policies applicable to Confined Space

Additional Confined Space Resources


If you and/or your group need to know more or require assistance, please contact EHS!