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Shipyard Hot Work

Online Training Certification Course

29 CFR Part 1915, 1917

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This shipyard and maritime hot work training course covers hazard awareness, applicable regulations, and an overview of safe practices when performing hot work. Course topics include the hot work permit process, hazard controls, and the responsibilities of employers and employees in ensuring worksite safety.

Work performed in shipyards and maritime terminals often involves hot work such as welding, cutting, brazing, or soldering. Maritime and shipyard hot work activities are dangerous, putting both people and their working environment at risk of fire, explosion, toxic atmospheres, light radiation, and extreme heat.

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This maritime and shipyard hot work training is designed for anyone whose work includes "hot work" activities, such as riveting, 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 OSHA for hot work training in shipyards and maritime terminals.

Case Study: A worker was assigned to weld an attachment to a stanchion, or upright support post. Thinking that the job was simple, neither the worker nor his supervisor considered that the stanchion was an enclosed hollow space requiring testing before hot work. Shortly after beginning the hot work, the stanchion exploded, causing second- and third-degree burns on the employee's chest and neck. He sustained additional injuries from the flying metal as well.

Key Takeaway: Corrosion on the inside of the stanchion had produced hydrogen, which expanded as it was heated. No consideration had been given to the fact that the stanchion was a hollow structure, and no prior testing occurred. It is important to avoid making assumptions about the safety of a situation. Instead, think carefully about possible risks, before beginning work.

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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, while 1926 is designated for construction industry standards.

Maritime and shipyard hot work is covered in two standards: 29 CFR Part 1915, Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Shipyard Employment, and 29 CFR Part 1917, Marine Terminals.

What You'll Learn

    Introduction to Maritime Hot Work
  • Hazards of Hot Work in Maritime Environments
  • Terms to Know
  • Types of Hot Work
    Regulations for Maritime Hot Work
  • 29 CFR Part 1915
  • 29 CFR Part 1917
  • NFPA Standards
  • Other Important Regulations
  • OSHA 1915 Shipyard Industry Standards
    • OSHA Part 1915 - Subpart B, Confined and Enclosed Spaces and Other Dangerous Atmospheres in Shipyard Employment
    • Subpart B - Section 1915.14, Hot Work
    • Part 1915 - Subpart D, Welding, Cutting, and Heating
    • Subpart D - Section 1915.51, Ventilation and Protection in Welding, Cutting, and Heating
    • Subpart D - Section 1915.53, Welding, Cutting, and Heating in Way of Preservative Coatings
    • Subpart D - Section 1915.54, Hot Work on Hollow Metal Containers and Structures Not Covered by 1915.12
    • Subpart D - Section 1915.55, Gas Welding and Cutting
    • Subpart D - Section 1915.56, Arc Welding and Cutting
    • Subpart D - Section 1915.57, Uses of Fissionable Material in Ship Repairing and Building
    • Part 1915 - Subpart F, General Working Conditions
    • Part 1915 - Subpart I, Personal Protective Equipment
    • OSHA 1915 - Subpart P, Fire Protection in Shipyard Employment
    • Subpart P - Section 1915.503, Precautions for Hot Work
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1917 Marine Terminals Standards
    • Part 1917 - Section 1917.152 (a-b), Definition of "Hot Work" and Confined Spaces
    • Part 1917 - Section 1917.152 (c), Fire Protection
    Hot Work Safety Responsibilities
  • Employer Duties - MACOSH Guidelines
  • Employer Duties - Hot Work Safety Procedures
  • Employer Duties - Hazard Communication
  • Employer Duties - Hot Work Checklist
  • Employee Safety Responsibilities
  • Personal Safety Responsibilities
    Maritime Hot Work Safety Practices
  • Hazard Supervision During Hot Work
  • Ensuring Safety in the Work Environment
  • Ensuring Safety While Performing Hot Work on Hollow or Enclosed Structures
  • Ensuring Safety During Shipbreaking
  • Ensuring Safety When Working Alone
  • Ensuring Safety Around Hazardous Fumes and Gases
  • Gas Welding Precautions
  • Arc Welding and Cutting Precautions
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Eye 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 fire, explosion, toxic atmospheres, light radiation, and heat associated with hot work activities.

To ensure compliance with OSHA hot work training requirements, safety training must be conducted periodically and as-needed to ensure the work environment is free from recognized hazards. Refresher training should also occur whenever changes to the worksite, equipment, or tasks render previous training obsolete. OSHA standards related to hot work 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. This shipyard and maritime hotwork training course 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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Great course and training. Will continue to proceed with the other certifications to be well informed and up to date with health and safety requirements.

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