These guidelines should be established to identify and control potential hazards that may be associated with welding, cutting, brazing, burning, or heating operations and to comply with 29 CFR 1910, Subpart Q and 29 CFR 1926, Subpart J. The Compressed Gas section of this manual contains additional information relevant to welding operations and is incorporated by reference.

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Welding, Cutting, and Brazing

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1.0 INTRODUCTION

_____ has established the following guidelines to identify and control potential hazards that may be associated with welding, cutting, brazing, burning, or heating operations and to comply with 29 CFR 1910, Subpart Q and 29 CFR 1926, Subpart J. The Compressed Gas section of this manual contains additional information relevant to welding operations and is incorporated by reference.

2.0 SCOPE

This section applies to all _____ operating units.

3.0 DEFINITIONS

All welding terms are used in accordance with American Welding Society, Terms and Definitions – A3.0-969.

4.0 REQUIREMENTS

Specific requirements apply to oxygen-fuel gas and electrical (arc) welding, and are presented in this policy. The following general requirements apply to all types of welding.

5.0 GENERAL

A competent person will inspect the area before welding operations begin and will designate precautions to be followed, preferably in writing (Hot Work Permit – Attachment A contains a sample permit). All cables, leads, and hoses will be suspended overhead whenever possible to prevent accidental damage or electrical contact.

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