Each department engaged in welding, cutting, or brazing operations shall do so in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR 1910.251 and this policy.
The Supervisor/Manager of each department conducting welding, cutting, or brazing operations shall be responsible for enforcing this policy and ensuring that all cutting and welding equipment is in satisfactory condition and in good repair.
It is each employee’s responsibility to:
Outside contractors performing work on University property are required to follow the requirements of OSHA’s 29 CFR 1910.251 and this policy. Outside contractors working on University property are required to have a hot work permit, which can be obtained from Facilities Services.
There are several hazards to consider when performing welding, cutting, or brazing operations. These hazards include fires, explosions, electrocution, burns, welder’s flash, oxygen depletion, and toxic fumes. Each Supervisor/Manager will be responsible to ensure their personnel are aware of these hazards and have taken adequate steps to prevent such an occurrence.
Personal Protective Equipment:
It is the responsibility of the Supervisor/Manager to ensure each employee utilizes the appropriate equipment required to safely perform welding, cutting, or brazing operations. This includes the personal protective equipment listed below:
Supervisors/Managers are required to ensure personnel who weld, cut, or braze have received proper training. They are also responsible to ensure personnel are trained in the following areas: