The Confined Space Safe Work Practices Committee, a group of 25 highly qualified individuals with extensive experience in all aspects of confined space entry, met for the first time this past week in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This Committee will develop a document that can fill in “gaps” in existing regulations, standards and guidelines and will become a best practices guide for confined space entry. Task groups worked on developing chapters on gas monitoring, ventilation, rescue and training/competencies. Additional chapters to be developed include hazard identification and control and prevention through design. The Committee is highly motivated to develop a draft document in time for the August 2013 Standards Council meeting. Once the Standards council approves the document it will be posted for public input. The Committee hopes this document becomes the “gold standard” for confined space entry! We welcome your ideas for what should be included in this important document!