17 Confined Spaces • Communicating with the attendant. • Alerting Attendant if warning signs or symptoms of exposure are detected, or if a prohibited condition occurs. • Exiting the space if the Attendant orders evacuation, warning signs or symptoms of exposure are detected, a prohibited condition occurs, or if an evacuation alarm is activated. Attendant Attendants are individuals who are stationed outside permit-required confined spaces to monitor Authorized Entrants, as well as perform required duties. Specifically, Attendants are responsible for: • Knowing the hazards that may be encountered during entry, including information on the signs, symptoms or consequences of exposure. • Knowing behavioral effects of hazard exposure, such as those from heat or chemical exposure. Example effects include slurred speech and/or physical impairment. • Maintaining an accurate count of Entrants and ensuring permit correctly identifies exactly who is in the space. • Remaining outside the permit space during entry until relieved by another Attendant. • Communicating with Entrants to monitor status and alert them of the need to evacuate the space. • Monitoring activities inside and outside the space to identify potential hazards to the Entrants and call for evacuation if conditions are unsafe. (i.e., prohibited condition is detected, behavioral effects of hazard exposures to Authorized Entrants are detected, conditions outside the confined space change such that Authorized Entrants are endangered, or the Attendant cannot perform all duties required). • Monitoring multiple confined space entries and performing other duties as long as the spaces are in close proximity and other duties performed are in the immediate vicinity of the spaces (Authorized Entrant safety must be the first priority). • Summoning rescue and other emergency services as soon as it is determined that the Entrants may need assistance to escape. • Removing or preventing unauthorized personnel from entering the permitted space. • Performing non-entry rescues.