Many cutting and welding operations produce toxic fumes and gasesIf you have to cut or weld materials or use fluxes containing fluorine compounds, zinc, lead, beryllium, cadmium, mercury or other toxic materials, special ventilation and respiratory protection will be needed.
Oxy acetylene welding is also known as oxy fuel welding or oxy welding or gas welding and oxy fuel cutting in which fuel gases and oxygen are used to weld and cut metalsIn recent decades, oxy acetylene has been less widely utilized in industrial operations as other specially devised technologies have been adopted.
ShieldingWhenever practicable, all arc welding and cutting operations shall be shielded by noncombustible or flameproof screens which will protect employees and other persons working in the vicinity from the direct rays of the arc.
In confined spaces or indoors, welding or cutting operations involving metals coated with mercury bearing materials, including paint, must be done using local exhaust ventilation or airline respirators unless atmospheric tests under the most adverse conditions show that employee exposure is within the acceptable concentrations specified by
Install welding shields curtains to protect other workers from the sparks and intense light associated with welding cutting operations and When performing welding, cutting, and or brazing operations in areas on or around Acutely Hazardous Materials which are included in a Process Safety Management (PSM) Program, a hot work permit is required.
Before cutting or welding is permitted, the area must be inspected by the individual responsible for authorizing cutting and welding operationsHe or she must designate precautions to be followed in granting authorization to proceed preferably in the form of a written permit.
WELDING AND CUTTING OPERATIONS _____ This SOP provides an awareness of hazards associated with welding and cutting operations and strategies for minimizing associated risksThese hazards primarily consist of toxic fumes, dusts, burns, fires, explosions, electric shock, radiation, noise, and heat stress.
General ventilation is a minimum requirement for welding, brazing and cutting operationsThis uses roof vents, fans, open doors, windows and other means to increase the general ventilation rateShielding should be used to protect others in the area from light, heat and hot metal spatter
The provisions of Section shall apply to oxy fuel gas welding and cutting operations at public exhibitions, demonstrations, displays, and trade shows, referred to hereinafter as the "site," in order to promote the safe use of compressed gases in public gatherings.
Before cutting or welding is permitted, the area must be inspected by the individual responsible for the welding and cutting operations, to ensure that it is a fire safe areaThe individual shall designate precautions to be followed in the form of a written permit or other equivalent means.