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Confined Space Programs

Confined Space Photo

In this section, you will find specific information on the University of Pennsylvania's programs related to Confined Space Safety.

A confined space is a space that:

  1. Is large enough and so configured that a person can bodily enter and perform assigned tasks: and

  2. Has limited or restricted means for entry or exit (some examples are tanks, vessels, silos, storage bins, vaults, pits, boilers, manholes); and

  3. Is not designed for continuous occupancy.

The University of Pennsylvania has separate policies that cover the following campuses:

  1. Main Philadelphia Campus

  2. Morris Arboretum

  3. New Bolton Center

View the Main Philadelphia Campus Confined Space Program (.pdf)

View the New Bolton Campus Confined Space Program (.docx)(PennKey Req.)

Alternative Entry Form (.pdf)