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Welding, Cutting, and Brazing (Hot Work)

This program establishes the minimum safe working procedures and guidelines for welding, cutting, brazing, grinding, soldering, and any other similar operation on Northwestern property. It also covers the control of ignition sources, such as spark-producing tools and devices in hazardous areas. These procedures are intended to protect life, health, and property from fire and the byproducts of combustion that can result from flame- or spark-producing equipment.

Program Highlights

  • Definitions
  • Responsibilities
  • Requirements and precautions
  • Fire watch and fire monitoring
  • Designated hot work areas
  • Training

Documents and Forms

Designated Hot Work Areas

  • Coming soon!