Why we Perform  Atmospheric Testing in Confined Spaces

Why we perform Atmospheric Testing in Confined Spaces

Atmospheric testing is required for two distinct purposes.

  1. Evaluation of the hazards of the permit space.
  2.  Verification that acceptable conditions exist for entry into that space.

The testing results and the decisions about what steps must be followed before entry must be evaluated by, or reviewed by, a technically qualified professional like an OSHA consultation service, a certified industrial hygienist, a registered safety engineer, or a certified safety professional. The technically qualified professional must consider all the serious hazards in his/her evaluation or review.