Hot Work Permits
The purpose for the hot work permit program is to ensure that spark- and flame-producing construction and maintenance activities do not present an undue fire hazard to the people and Ohio State property.
Hot work includes any operation producing flame, sparks or heat. Examples of hot work include but are not limited to torch cutting, welding, brazing, grinding, sawing, torch soldering, thawing frozen pipes and applying roofing.
In some cases, hot work permits are established as an annual permit specific to a location where welding or torch work may be conducted on a regular bases, such as fabrication teaching labs or certain shop areas. Outside of those designated areas, ALL HOT WORK PERMIT REQUESTS AND NOTIFICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED 24-HOURS BEFORE THE START OF HOT WORK ACTIVITIES, except for emergencies.
If you have questions about hot work, need additional assistance or need a Hot Work Permit, contact Steve Davidson at 614-292-1284 x4-9459 or John Sharpe at 614-292-0619. Additionally, Hot Work Permits can be obtained through a service request. To obtain hot work permits for the Wooster Campus contact Wooster Campus EHS.
Welding, Cutting, Brazing Safety
Health hazards from welding, cutting, and brazing operations include exposures to metal fumes and to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. Safety hazards from these operations include burns, eye damage, electrical shock, cuts, and crushed toes and fingers. Many of these can be controlled with proper work practices and personal protective equipment (PPE).
OSHA Oxygen-fuel Gas Welding and Cutting )
OSHA Fact Sheet on Controlling Hazardous Fumes and Gases during Welding
OSHA Quicktake Hexavalent Chromium (link is external)OSHA Hexavalent Chromium
Ohio BWC Welding Safety