Hotwork

Overview Based on NFPA 51B and 29 CFR 1926 Subpart Q regarding welding, cutting, brazing, and other hot work, this course is intended to help workers recognize the potential hazards of hot work and avoid injuries and property damage by properly planning, preparing for, and performing hot work.
You might have a single portable welding unit to do an occasional spot welding task, or you may have large electric welders to use in daily production. Whenever welding, cutting, or brazing occurs, everyone involved in the operation must take precautions to prevent fires, explosions, or personal injuries from exposure to toxic fumes. Even in routine metal cutting or repair jobs, workers should always follow established safety procedures and resist the temptation to take shortcuts.
Duration/Length 1 Hour
Target Audience All employees who perform welding, cutting, brazing or other hot work activities or those who serve as the fire watch.
CFR Reference 29 CFR 1926 Subpart Q
Pre-requisites None
Course Format Classroom
Course Objectives • Welding safety program guidelines
• Welding hazards
• Safe work practices
• Requirement for fire watches where certain conditions exist
• Welding safety when working in confined spaces
• The importance of housekeeping