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Maritime hot work regulations for Shipyard Employment is covered in 29 CFR Part 1915. Hot work regulations for Marine Terminals is covered in 29 CFR Part 1917. Any maritime work environment hazards that are not covered in these documents may be covered in OSHA's General Industry standards, 29 CFR Part 1910. If an OSHA inspector must cite a maritime employer for a hazard that is covered in both the General Industry standards and a more specific standard, only the more specific standard will be cited.
Who must take this course?
Both employers and employees working in shipyards and maritime terminals involved in activities referred to as "hot work" such as riveting, welding, cutting, and brazing.
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It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this OSHA Hot Work Shipyard/Maritime Safety training 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.
Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable Hot Work Shipyard/Maritime Safety training certificate and wallet card.
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 then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.
Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.
Our OSHA Hot Work Shipyard/Maritime Safety training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self check (non-scored) questions, and a final exam.
This online course presents an overview of safe work practices when performing hot work in a maritime environment such as a shipyard, marine terminal, or other area. The course will cover the responsibilities of both employers and employees, in ensuring safety. It will also cover hazard awareness, regulations for maritime hot work, and methods to ensure safety in special situations that may be encountered in the maritime workplace.
Specific topics covered in this course include:
- About This Course
- Course Objectives
- 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
OSHA has not specified any time frame for required retraining or recertification for Shipyard/Maritime Hot Work training. Since there is no OSHA standard dealing with this specific hazard the OSH Act general duty clause, section 5(a)(1), 29 U.S.C. 654(b)(1) defines the standard which provides that:
(a) Each employer -
(1) shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.
A recognized hazard is a danger recognized by the employer's industry or industry in general, by the employer, or by common sense. The general duty clause does not apply if there is an OSHA standard dealing with the hazard, unless the employer knows that the standard does not adequately address the hazard.