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General Hot Work

Online Training Certification Course

29 CFR 1910

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This general industry hot work training course applies to all industries not included in agriculture, construction, or maritime industries. It covers hazards, safety precautions, emergency procedures, and employer/employee responsibilities associated with hot work.

Hot work is any work that involves working with or around open flames or sparks, or anything that could potentially start a fire. Welding, soldering, cutting, and brazing are examples of common types of hot work, all of which pose both safety and health risks to workers across a broad spectrum of industries. Because of the potential dangers associated with these operations, hot work training is critical in helping to prevent personal injury and facility damage.

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This OHSA hot work training is designed for anyone who works in welding, cutting, and brazing. This safety training may help prevent serious injury in the workplace and save lives.

This online certification course meets the requirements set forth by OHSA for industry hotwork training.

Case Study: In July 2010, an employee and coworkers were engaged in welding activities on an overhead air pollution control unit. They were lowering the object from approximately 40 foot overhead. The welding box came loose from the rope and fell, striking the employee in the head as he was walking below. The employee was taken to local hospital and died days later as the result of his injuries.

Key Takeaways: Always be aware of your surroundings when performing hot work. Though these types of accidents are rare, workers should always be on high alert when attempting to perform work on elevated objects.

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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 1910 covers general industry regulations. The following OSHA regulations are applicable to hot work:

  • 29 CFR 1910 Subpart Q - Welding, Cutting, and Brazing
  • 29 CFR 1910.1026 - Chromium (VI)
  • 1910 Subpart I, Appendix B - Non-mandatory compliance guidelines for hazard assessment and personal protective equipment selection

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a US-based trade association that creates and maintains private, copyrighted standards and codes for usage and implementation by local municipalities. Parts of NFPA 51B: Standard for Fire Prevention during Welding, Cutting, and other Hot Work have been incorporated into OSHA regulations through reference. According to OSHA, the standards of agencies of the U.S. Government, and organizations which are not agencies of the United States Government, such as NFPA, have the same force and effect as other standards in 29 CFR 1910.

What You'll Learn

    Introduction to Hot Work
  • Key Terms
  • OSHA Regulations
  • NFPA Codes and Standards
  • Local Regulations
  • Responsibilities
    • Employers
    • Permit-Authorizing Individual (PAI)
    • Fire Watch
    • Operators
    Hot Work Tools and Requirements
  • General Requirements for All Hot Work
  • Types of Welding
  • Oxygen-Fuel Gas Welding and Cutting Overview
  • Oxygen-Fuel Gas Welding and Cutting General Requirements
  • Arc Welding and Cutting Overview
  • Arc Welding and Cutting Requirements
  • Arc Welding and Cutting Installation 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
  • 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
  • Cylinder Overview
  • Cylinder Storage Requirements
  • Generator Requirements
  • Portable Acetylene Generator Requirements
  • First-Aid
    Hot Work Best Practices
  • Eye and Face Protection
  • Helmets and Hand Shields
  • Shade Numbers
  • Booths and Screens
  • Noise and Shock Protection
    Additional Resources

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 general industry hot work practices, safety training must be conducted whenever it is necessary to ensure safe working conditions. OSHA standards related to hot work does 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. This OSHA industry hot work training meets these training requirements.

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

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