chapter  12
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ONE of the major requirements in O SHA’s Confined Space Entry Stan­dard is to ensure that the hazards within a permit-required confined space have been removed or isolated. Removing the hazard is always the best way in which to protect entrants-however, removing all the hazards is, in many cases, impossible. Thus, OSHA requires the control o f hazard­ ous energy using isolation, blanking or blinding, disconnection, and/or lockout/tagout procedures.