According to OSHA, hot work is defined as any work that involves burning, welding, using fire- or spark-producing tools, or that produces a source of ignition. Because of the potential dangers associated with hot work, it is critical everyone involved understands their role in keeping themselves and others around them safe from harm.
This program is designed to guide employees who are not directly involved in hot work operations through the hot work process, helping to prevent injuries and damage to facilities. Specifically, it covers the basics of hot work, how to prepare for and protect yourself and others during hot work operations, and what to do when hot work interrupts your own tasks.
After completing this program, learners will be able to:
- Explain the roles of the hot work operator, fire watch, and permit authorizing individual in hot work safety
- Recognize common hot work hazards and discuss ways to prevent them, including safe work practices and PPE usage
The J. J. Keller Hot Work: General Awareness for Affected Employees covers the following topics:
Defining Hot Work
- What is hot work
- Roles involved in hot work
Safety Guidelines for Affected Employees
- What to do during hot work
- How to keep yourself and others safe
- Other precautions to take around hot work
Intended Audience: General industry employees whose work is affected by any work that involves burning, welding, using fire- or spark-producing tools, or that produces a source of ignition.
Regs Covered: 29 CFR 1910.251 – 255, Subpart Q, and NFPA 51B
Copyright Date: 2016