chapter  10
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Procedures for Atmospheric Testing

Pe r s o n n e l involved in permit-required confined space entry must un­derstand that some vapors or gases are heavier than air and will settle to the bottom o f a confined space. Other gases are lighter than air and will be found around the top o f the confined space. Because o f the behaviors o f various toxic gases, you must test all areas (top, middle, bottom) o f a con­ fined space with properly calibrated testing instruments to determine what gases are present (see Figure 10 .1 ).