Hot Work Safety
Safety in Hot works such as welding, grinding, cutting, open flame and other spark producing tools and operations are all capable of starting dangerous fires in our workplaces. Collectively known as hot work, such processes require specific permits and procedures be followed to prevent the ignition of vapors, liquids and solids that may be in or near the work area. Careless hot work operations can quickly lead to fires, extensive property damage, severe injuries or death. This program discusses the safe work practices that should be taken to prevent such incidents and reviews the responsibilities of those workers involved in hot work tasks.
As per guidelines of OSHAD-SF – Code of Practice 28 - Hot Works Safety
- Understand why obtaining "authorization" before beginning welding, cutting, grinding operations is vital, and why welding is prohibited in certain areas of a facility.
- Know how to guard against sparks starting fires.
- Recognize how welding fumes can contaminate the workplace, and how to avoid exposure to this hazard.
- Know what substances can be especially hazardous when being welded, and how mechanical ventilation devices can help control toxic fumes.
- Understand how using glasses, goggles and/or welding helmets can protect against the intense light emitted during welding.
- Understand how personal protective equipment can prevent injuries during welding operations.
- Recognize the specific electrical hazards associated with Arc Welding.