Safety Diploma Course

OSHA Hot Work Industry Training Course


This OSHA Hot Work Industry Training Course has been formulated for workers belonging to all industries except a few that include agriculture, maritime and construction. The course intends to educate workers on the roles and responsibilities of manufacturers, managers, supervisors, employers and workers in general about safety and precautions for hot works.

Students will also get an overview of various hazards and risks involved, types of tools used for hot works, prescribed safety standards, best work practices, personal protective equipment and applicable safety regulations.

Governing regulations

OSHA has formulated the following regulations for hot work induced risks and hazards: 29 CFR 1910 Subpart Q is applicable for Welding, Brazing and Cutting while 29 CFR 1910.1026 stands for Chromium (VI) . 1910 Subpart I, Appendix B provides non-mandatory compliance guidelines for risk assessment and personal protective equipment (PPE) selection.

Parts of NFPA 51B provides regulations for Fire Prevention during Cutting, Welding and other Hot Work which form part of OSHA regulations for such hazardous works.

Course Overview

The syllabus of this course includes information on various types of hot works, risks and dangers, duties of employers and workers to maintain safety compliance, hazard prevention mechanisms, federal regulations, guided safety procedures while performing hot works and best practices to make workplaces safe and hazard-free. Students also learn from case studies and how to manage workplaces where workers face various kinds of heat hazards.

Who Must Take this Course?

This course is ideal for employers, employees assigned as Fire Watch, workers working as Permit-Authorizing Individual (PAI) and those who are assigned as Hot Work Equipment Operators.

Course Format

Students who are enrolling in our OSHA Hot Work General Industry Training will be provided with high-rated course materials which include expert-made content, graphical and audio explanations on topics, case studies and self-check questions for students to prepare better for final exam.

Students completing this short-term course will be provided with a hard copy of completion certificate along with a printable wallet card.

Continuing education credits?

Each candidate will get 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) for completing this safety training.

Topics Covered

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to Hot Work
    • Key Terms
    • OSHA Regulations
    • NFPA Codes and Standards
    • Local Regulations
    • Responsibilities
      • Responsibilities-Employers
      • Responsibilities-Permit-Authorizing Individual (PAI)
      • Responsibilities-Fire Watch
      • Responsibilities-Operators
  • Hot Work Tools and Requirements
    • General Requirements for All Hot Work
    • Types of Welding
    • Oxygen-Fuel Gas Welding and Cutting Overview
    • Oxygen-Fuel Gas Welding and Cutting General Requirements
    • Arc Welding and Cutting Overview
    • Arc Welding and Cutting Requirements
    • Arc Welding and Cutting Installation 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
    • 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
    • Cylinder Overview
    • Cylinder Storage Requirements
    • Generator Requirements
    • Portable Acetylene Generator Requirements
    • First-Aid
  • Hot Work Best Practices
    • Eye and Face Protection
    • Helmets and Hand Shields
    • Shade Numbers
    • Booths and Screens
    • Noise and Shock Protection
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam