Management Instructions

New Management Instruction EL-810-2010-1, Confined Space Safety Program

Management instruction (MI) EL-810-2010-1, Confined Space Safety Program, January 15, 2010, is now available on PolicyNet. Effective immediately, MI-EL-810-93-1, Confined Space Safety, September 1993, is obsolete.

The new MI contains updated organization and web ref­erences and updated policies. The most significant policy change relates to the process for reclassifying confined spaces, as follows:

n Spaces previously classified as non-permit-required due to the presence of electrical or mechanical haz­ards addressed by lockout procedures will need to be re-inventoried and identified as permit-required spaces.

n As a result, when Postal Service™ employees need to enter these spaces, the spaces must be reclassi­fied temporarily as non-permit-required.

Consult the servicing safety office for more information.

MI EL-810-2010-1 is available on the Postal Service PolicyNet website:

n Go to

n Under “Essential Links” in the left-hand column, click PolicyNet.

n Then click MIs.

The direct URL for the Postal Service PolicyNet website is