15 Confined Spaces E. Contractors Contractors working at Iowa State University in or near permit-required confined spaces must be informed of and follow the contractor- specific items listed below: • Contractors must be told about the Iowa State University Confined Spaces Program and its requirements; known hazards or potential hazards present in the space; recommended safety precautions needed for the space; coordination needed for entry operations; and times when Iowa State University personnel will enter or work near the confined space. • Contractors must be debriefed upon exit. • Contractors entering confined spaces must inform Iowa State University of the confined space procedures used during entry and hazards encountered or created in the confined space.