The Confined Space Program Manual represents the University of Washington (UW) Confined Space Program. The purpose of this program is to ensure personnel safety and prevent personal injury or illness from work in confined spaces.
When hosting special events on a UW campus, a permit from your local fire department may be required. Additional permits may be required, depending on the circumstances of the event. Refer to the information below to determine the permits you need and how to apply.
Building materials can contain a number of hazardous components that, if disturbed, can pose a health risk to workers and occupants.
Regulated building materials pose no health risk when left alone and intact; however, during maintenance, renovation or demolition, materials that may pose health risks must be managed, abated and disposed of appropriately according to regulations.
Regulated building materials include, but are not be limited to:
UW personnel need to be aware of the hazards exposure to lead poses and the ways to either control those hazards.