Hot Work Permits
All personnel involved in hot work operations
Hot work can be defined as any operation such as brazing, cutting, welding, grinding, soldering, or torching that can cause sparks or flames. While such work is necessary, the hazards associated can be minimized through an effective hot work permit program. This 30-minute course provides an overview of an OSHA-compliant hot work permit program, including the permit process, roles and responsibilities, and controls used to minimize the risk of fire. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives for this course are to identify key elements of a hot work permit program, describe the primary roles and responsibilities of key personnel involved in a compliant hot work permit program, and recall controls used to minimize the risk of fire and injury during hot work operations.
This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.
Permits for Hot Work
- recognize correct statements about hot work permits and programs
- identify types of areas where hot work is performed
- describe the primary responsibilities of the Permit Authorizing Individual (PAI) in a compliant hot work permit program
- describe the primary responsibilities of the supervisor in a hot work permit program
- describe the primary responsibilities of the hot work operator in a hot work permit program
- describe the primary responsibilities of the fire watch in a hot work permit program
- recall controls used to minimize fire and injury risks associated with combustible materials
- select accurate statements about ways to minimize risks from hazardous atmospheres when working in hot work areas
- identify accurate statements about fire-related hazard controls (sprinklers, fire alarms, and fire extinguishers)