The University of North Texas regulates the use of confined workspaces to ensure employees can enter and work in those spaces safely. Confined spaces are only approved and allowed for short periods of time as they are not designed for continuous occupancy by employees. A confined space is defined as having one or more of the following:
1. Small, narrow or cramped passageways
2. Entry or exit is by means of a ladder
3. Equipment in the space may make evacuation and rescue difficult
Work done in confined spaces must be approved and permitted by submitting a Confined Workspace Application to the University of North Texas Office of Emergency Management & Safety Services.