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1 FHM TRAINING TOOLS This training presentation is part of FHMs commitment to creating and keeping safe workplaces. Be sure to check out all the training programs that are specific to your industry.

2 These materials have been developed based on applicable federal laws and regulations in place at the time the materials were created. The program is being provided for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute and is not intended to provide OSHA compliance certification, regulatory compliance, a substitute for any "hands on training required by applicable laws and regulations, or other legal or professional advice or services. By accessing the materials, you assume all responsibility and risk arising from the use of the content contained therein. ©2010 Grainger Safety Services, Inc. Hot Work Permits

3 Learning Objectives Objectives: Understand why a Hot Work Program is an excellent loss control activity Recognize the essential components of a Hot Work Program Be prepared to institute or manage a Hot Work Program in our facility

4 Agenda Agenda: Rationale for a Hot Work Program Components of a Hot Work Program

5 Rationale for a Hot Work Program Section 1

6 Casino Fire January 2008, fire at the Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Paradise, Nevada: 13 people suffered smoke inhalation 17 people with minor injuries Welders failed to use fire protection mats Total losses just under $100 million

7 Hotel Fire Hotel fire: On December 30, 2009, a fire at a high-rise hotel in downtown San Diego sent hotel patrons to the streets Fire started in a kitchen – Welding work on a stove exhaust vent caught some grease on fire

8 Worker Fatality Worker fatality: Worker killed in explosion at Midas Employee welding outside sparks from torch ignited Worker killed by objects thrown by blast

9 The Common Thread The common thread: Common thread lack of proper controls Welding, cutting, and allied processes produce molten metal, sparks, slag, and hot work surfaces These cause fire or explosion

10 Learning Objectives Objectives: Understand why a Hot Work Program is an excellent loss control activity Recognize essential components Prepared to manage Hot Work Program

11 A Hot Work Program Hot Work is using open flames or heat that could ignite materials: Welding Burning Brazing Propane soldering Oxyacetylene cutting Grinding ferrous metals

12 OSHA Language Subpart Q, (a)(2)(iv): Before cutting or welding is permitted, area inspected by individual responsible for authorizing operations He/she shall designate precautions in granting authorization

13 Components of a Hot Work Program Section 2

14 Components of a Hot Work Program A Hot Work Program typically includes the following: Documented company procedure Hot Work Permits use Training of all employees Contractor policy Ongoing review of Hot Work Program

15 Written Procedure A written procedure should be developed: Establish goals Delineate roles and responsibilities Document steps to ensure that hot work can be performed safely Reviewed and clearly understood by all Disciplinary measures for violations Part of program review

16 Hot Work Permit Permit lists all of the requirements: Removal of combustible materials radius of 35 feet Covering all openings with fire resistant material Fire extinguishing equipment nearby Fire watch

17 Training An important component of any Hot Work Program: Supervisors trained in requirements Personnel trained in requirements Personnel require specialized training Training repeated periodically

18 Contractor Management Program requirements: Work by contractors poses risk Employers require contractors to work under program Employers allow contractors to use own program Area requires constant vigilance

19 Periodic Review Reviews conducted to make sure: Program is effective Personnel knowledgeable of role in program Risk appropriately managed Reviews performed periodically: Reviews performed annually Need for review

20 Additional Information OSHA e-Tool: afety/hot_work_welding.html


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