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Construction Hot Work

Online Training Certification Course

29 CFR 1926

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Many construction processes make use of hot work for a range of applications, such as design, production, and maintenance. Temperatures with hot work can range from 600°F to more than 20,000°F, which is why OSHA hot work training is critical for worksite safety.

This hot work training online course defines various types of hot work, hazards associated with hot work, and responsibilities for employers/employees for creating and following hot work procedures. Course topics include applicable regulations and requirements regarding hot work, risk assessment, and best practice for hot work safety.

This course is for:
This construction hot work training is designed for anyone who is assigned as a Permit-Authorizing individual (PAI), assigned as OSHA fire watch, and/or assigned as a hot work equipment operator. This safety training may help prevent serious injury in the workplace and save lives.

This online certification course meets the requirements set forth by OSHA for construction hot work.

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Case Study: In November of 2012, a 35-year-old temporary employee was working at a construction site. The employee was attempting to remove and replace a broken tooth on the digging bucket at the maintenance yard. He was performing the repair with using an air arc to cut off old metal so he could attach a new pocket. Before attempting this repair, the employee had previously been working on a hydraulic valve at a different location. The employee failed to put the flammable brake parts cleaning solvent away before starting the arc cutting. Instead, the employee stored the plastic bucket full of solvent and some dirty rags approximately 10 feet away from the cutting area on a work bench. As he was cutting, sparks landed on the rags, which caught on fire. The employee then attempted to move the solvent bucket and extinguish the rags simultaneously. The solvent spilled on his upper body, and the victim caught fire. He suffered second and third degree burns to 40 percent of his upper body. The victim was hospitalized for nearly a month.

Key Takeaways: Before conducting hot work, always move all sources of combustible materials at least 35 feet from the area of operation. If the objects cannot be moved, a fire watch must be on duty during hot work operations and for at least a half hour after operations cease.

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Governing Regulations

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor, is charged with the enforcement of safety and health conditions of workers through the use of regulations published in the Code of Federal Regulations. OSHA regulations are published in Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Part 1926 is designated for construction industry standards. Portions of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) hot work standards are incorporated by reference into OSHA 1926.350 regulations for construction hot work.

What You'll Learn

    Introduction to Hot Work
  • Key Terms
  • OSHA Regulations
  • NEW Codes and Standards
  • Local Regulations
  • Responsibilities-Employers
  • Responsibilities-Permit-Authorizing Individual (PAI)
  • Responsibilities-Fire Watch
  • Responsibilities-Operators
    Hot Work Tools and Requirements
  • General Requirements for All Hot Work
  • Hot Work and Preservative Coating Requirements
  • Oxygen-Fuel Gas Welding and Cutting Overview
  • Oxygen-Fuel Gas Welding and Cutting General Requirements
  • Inert-Gas Metal-Arc Welding Requirements
  • Arc Welding and Cutting Overview
  • Arc Welding and Cutting Requirements
  • Arc Welding and Cutting Installation Requirements
  • Arc Welding and Cutting Cable Requirements
  • Unusual Service Conditions for Arc Welding and Cutting
  • Resistance Welding
  • Resistance Welding General Requirements
  • Resistance Welding Installation Requirements
  • Soldering and Brazing Overview
  • Grinding
  • Oil and Gas Well Drilling
    Hot Work Hazards
  • Fire/Explosions
  • Burns-Thermal
  • Burns-Retinal
  • Chemical Hazards-General Overview
  • Chemical Hazards-Hexavalent Chromium
  • Electric Shock
  • Additional Hazards
    Hot Work Policy and Procedure
  • Fire Safety Procedures
  • Additional Fire Prevention Requirements
  • Designated and Non-designated Hot Work Zones
  • Hot Work Permits
  • Additional Requirements for Hot Work Policy and Procedure
  • Ventilation Requirements
  • Exhaust Hoods
  • Permit-Required Confined Spaces
  • Outside Helper
  • Cylinders Overview
  • General Cylinder Usage and Storage Requirements
  • Fuel-Gas Cylinder Usage and Storage Requirements
  • Oxygen Cylinder Usage and Storage Requirements
  • Cylinder Hosing Requirements
  • Generator Requirements
  • Portable Acetylene Generator Requirements
  • First-Aid
    Hot Work Best Practices
  • PPE
  • Eye and Face Protection
  • Helmets and Hand Shields
  • Shade Numbers
  • Booths and Screens
  • Noise and Shock Protection
    Summary
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It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course. Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Employers are responsible for training new personnel before assigning them to tasks that may expose them to hazards such as hot work.

To ensure compliance with hot construction work, safety training must be conducted whenever it is necessary to ensure safe working conditions. OSHA 1926.350 standards do not specify a time frame for required retraining or recertification. However, the OSH Act general duty clause defines that each employer must ensure that worksites are free from recognized hazards, such as heat stress, illness, and injury. This online construction hot work course meets these training requirements.

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

Ryan L Verified
Construction Hot Work

Very straight forward

Demetrius W Verified
Construction Hot Work

Crazy the thing I learn

Mark C Verified
Construction Hot Work

Good course for those inexperienced with hot work

Michael L Verified
Construction Hot Work

Thanks! It was fun and enjoyable to take. Simple to follow also. User friendly.

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