What are the hazards of hot work?

What are the hazards of hot work?

Common Hazards of Hot Work

  • Flying sparks. This is the main risk posed by hot work.
  • Flammable swarf, molten metals, slag, cinder, and filings. The debris and residue that hot work creates are often highly combustible and/or hot.
  • Heat conduction when working on pipes.
  • Hot surfaces.
  • Explosive atmospheres.

What is hot work in the work place?

Definition. “Hot work” means riveting, welding, flame cutting or other fire or spark-producing operation.

What is hot work in health and safety?

Hot work is a process that involves welding, soldering, brazing, cutting, grinding, drilling and burning or melting metals or other substances such as glass. Use of open flame in the furnace or sparks or such ignition tools are considered hot work procedures.

What does a hot work permit not tell you?

Prohibited areas – places where hot works should never be permitted. These can include areas featuring fast-burning construction materials, such as polystyrene or combustible insulation, or where other combustible liquids, gases or dusts are stored or used with no reasonable means of removing them.

What PPE is used for hot work?

Appropriate PPE must be used whenever hot work is conducted. At a minimum eye, face, and hand protection is required. Attendants on hot work area monitoring must also be provided with appropriate PPE. Other PPE (i.e., boots, gloves, hard hat, fall protection, and protective garments) must be used as required by OSHA.

Why is hot work important?

DURING HOT WORK Hot work causes more construction fires than any other ignition source. It is essential to have the person in charge of fire safety supervise these operations and make sure adequate precautions are taken.

What are 4 common workplace hazards?

Workplace Hazards: 4 Common Types

  • Physical Hazards. This is the most common type of workplace hazards.
  • Ergonomic Hazards. Every occupation places certain strains on a worker’s body.
  • Chemical Hazards.
  • Biological Hazards.