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Hot Work and Welding Inspection Template

Contributor: Safesite • Jurisdiction: OSHA

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Cutting, soldering, brazing and welding operations are commonly referred to as hot work. Potential health, safety, and property hazards result from the fumes, gases, sparks, hot metal and radiant energy produced during hot work. Hot work equipment, which may produce high voltages or utilize compressed gases. The hazards associated with hot work can be reduced through the implementation of effective control programs. Ideal for foreman and safety managers

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Hot Work and Welding Inspection Template

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AllSection 1 of 1 with 14 Questions

1. Are only authorized and trained personnel permitted to use welding, cutting or brazing equipment?

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2. Are all valve protectors always placed on cylinders when the cylinders are not in use or connected for use?

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3. Are cylinders located or stored in areas where they will not be damaged by passing or falling objects or subject to tampering by unauthorized persons?

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4. Are cylinders legibly marked to clearly identify the gas contained?

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5. Before a regulator is removed, is the valve closed and gas released from the regulator?

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6. Are fuel gas cylinders and oxygen cylinders separated by distance, fire resistant barriers, etc., while in storage?

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7. If welding creates hazardous air emissions, is the welding area appropriately marked and is local exhaust ventilation equipment in use?

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8. Is a check made for adequate ventilation if welding or cutting is performed outside of the welding shop?

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9. Are empty compressed gas cylinders appropriately marked and their valves closed?

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10. Unless secured on special trucks, are regulators removed and valve-protection caps put in place before moving or storing cylinders?

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11. When welding is done on metal walls, are precautions taken to protect combustibles on the other side?

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12. Is combustible scrap, debris, and waste stored safely and removed from the work site promptly?

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13. Are fire watchers assigned when welding or cutting is performed in locations where a fire might develop?

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