Safety Diploma Course

OSHA Hot Work Construction Training Course


This course presents an overview of hot work as it applies to the construction industry. The course will cover the responsibilities of employers, supervisors, and employees in regards to hot work. It will provide an overview of the various types and tools of hot work. The course will also cover the hazards associated with each method of hot work, and the best practices necessary to mitigate those hazards.

Governing regulations

The following OSHA regulations are applicable to construction hot work: 1926 Subpart J – Welding and Cutting; 1926.350 – Gas Welding and Cutting; 1926.351 – Arc Welding and Cutting; 1926.352 – Fire Prevention; 1926.353 – Ventilation and Protection in Welding, Cutting, and Heating; 1926.354 – Welding, Cutting, and Heating in Way of Preservative Coatings.

Parts of NFPA 51B: Standard for Fire Prevention during Welding, Cutting, and other Hot Work have been incorporated into OSHA regulations through reference.

Course Overview

This course covers: Various types of hot work; Responsibilities for employers and employees for setting up and following hot work procedures; Hazards associated with the various types of hot work; Federal regulations and requirements regarding hot work; Steps necessary for assessing risk when performing hot work and; Best practices for safely performing hot work.

Who Must Take this Course?

Employers, employees assigned as Permit-Authorizing Individual (PAI), employees assigned as Fire Watch, and employees that are assigned as Hot Work Equipment Operators.

Course Format

Our OSHA Hot Work Construction Industry Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check questions, and a final exam.
Upon successful completion each student will receive Hard copy of completion certificate and can print a wallet card

Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) for completing this course.

Topics Covered

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to Hot Work
    • Key Terms
    • OSHA Regulations
    • NFPA Codes and Standards
    • Local Regulations
    • Responsibilities-Employers
    • Responsibilities-Permit-Authorizing Individual (PAI)
    • Responsibilities-Fire Watch
    • Responsibilities-Operators
  • Hot Work Tools and Requirements
    • General Requirements for All Hot Work
    • Hot Work and Preservative Coating Requirements
    • Oxygen-Fuel Gas Welding and Cutting Overview
    • Oxygen-Fuel Gas Welding and Cutting General Requirements
    • Inert-Gas Metal-Arc Welding Requirements
    • Arc Welding and Cutting Overview
    • Arc Welding and Cutting Requirements
    • Arc Welding and Cutting Installation Requirements
    • Arc Welding and Cutting Cable Requirements
    • Unusual Service Conditions for Arc Welding and Cutting
    • Resistance Welding
    • Resistance Welding General Requirements
    • Resistance Welding Installation Requirements
    • Soldering and Brazing Overview
    • Grinding
    • Oil and Gas Well Drilling
  • Hot Work Hazards
    • Fire/Explosions
    • Burns-Thermal
    • Burns-Retinal
    • Chemical Hazards-General Overview
    • Chemical Hazards-Hexavalent Chromium
    • Electric Shock
    • Additional Hazards
  • Hot Work Policy and Procedure
    • Fire Safety Procedures
    • Additional Fire Prevention Requirements
    • Designated and Non-designated Hot Work Zones
    • Hot Work Permits
    • Additional Requirements for Hot Work Policy and Procedure
    • Ventilation Requirements
    • Exhaust Hoods
    • Permit-Required Confined Spaces
    • Outside Helper
    • Cylinders Overview
    • General Cylinder Usage and Storage Requirements
    • Fuel-Gas Cylinder Usage and Storage Requirements
    • Oxygen Cylinder Usage and Storage Requirements
    • Cylinder Hosing Requirements
    • Generator Requirements
    • Portable Acetylene Generator Requirements
    • First-Aid
  • Hot Work Best Practices
    • PPE
    • Eye and Face Protection
    • Helmets and Hand Shields
    • Shade Numbers
    • Booths and Screens
    • Noise and Shock Protection
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam