Arc Welding Underground Before any work begins, obtain a Hot Work Permit as outlined in the Hot Work Permit Procedure. Always use a welding hood with proper shaded lens. Wear snug fitting clothing that will not burn or melt readily and welding gloves. Welding leathers are preferred and required if welding overhead. Ear protection should worn if welding overhead.
Oxygen/Acetylene Use Underground Before any work begins, obtain a Hot Work Permit as outlined in the Hot Work Permit Procedure. Always use eye protection with proper shaded lens (#5 or #6). Wear snug fitting clothing that will not burn or melt readily and welding gloves. Do not wear oil or grease soaked clothing.
Sample Hot Work Permits Here are several samples of hot work permits in PDF and Word format listed in no particular order.
Safely Performing Hot Work on Hollow or Enclosed Structures OSHA requires employers to provide workplaces that are free of recognized hazards. Hot work performed on hollow or enclosed structures in marine terminals can present hazards to marine terminal workers. OSHA defines hot work to include riveting, welding, flame cutting, or similar fire- or spark-producing operations. Requirements for hot work are in 29 CFR 1917.152.
What is a Hot Work Permit The Hot Work Permit system is intended to assure that the individuals involved in construction, renovation, repairs and maintenance of University facilities are aware of the hazards associated with hot work and welding and that they implement control measures to help mitigate them.