Safety Diploma Course

OSHA Hot Work Shipyard/Maritime Training Course


Safe work practices can protect workers from hot work related hazards, accidents and illness in shipyard or maritime environments. This online course covers safety responsibilities for both employers and employees with regard to hot work-related assignments. Along with this, students also get to understand different kinds of hazards, standard safety regulations for shipyard or maritime workplaces, safety practices to reduce accidents and injuries and regular safety training processes for workers engaged in hot works.

Governing regulations

Government regulation for shipyard hot work has been covered in 29 CFR Part 1915 while regulation for hot work in Marine Terminals is covered in 29 CFR Part 1917. If there is any hazard or risk which is not covered in these documents can be found in OSHA’s General Industry standard 29 CFR Part 1910. If an OSHA inspector needs to cite a maritime employer a hazard that is covered under both General Industry standards as well as more specific standard, he should only cite the more specific standard.

Course Overview

This online training course provides an overview to candidates about the safe work practices followed while performing hot work in maritime work environments such as shipyards, maritime terminals or other related places. Students are explained about the safety responsibilities for both employers and workers and importance of following regulations and best practices to remain safe and healthy. Candidates after the completion of the course will be aware of types of risks, hazards and health issues while performing hot works, personal protective equipments, preventable methods, applicable safety regulations, hazard management procedures and emergency response procedures under maritime work environments.

Who Must Take this Course?

This e-learning course is applicable to both employers and workers who are associated with shipyard or maritime work environments and are subjected to various risks and dangers due to hot work activities such as welding, cutting, brazing, soldering, molding, etc. Workers and other supporting staff must also understand the precautions to be taken while performing or remaining closer to hot workplaces in maritime industry.

Course Format

Our OSHA Hot Work Shipyard/Maritime Safety training has been formulated to have excellent content for participants along with graphics and audio explanations by expert tutors and self-check question bank for better understanding of topics before the final exam.

Students completing this course will be provided a hard copy of final certificate along with a printable copy of a wallet card.

Continuing education credits?

Each student will get 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) for finishing this course.

Topics Covered

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to Maritime Hot Work
    • Hazards of Hot Work in Maritime Environments
    • Terms to Know
    • Types of Hot Work
  • Regulations for Maritime Hot Work
    • 29 CFR Part 1915
    • 29 CFR Part 1917
    • NFPA Standards
    • Other Important Regulations
    • OSHA 1915 Shipyard Industry Standards
      • OSHA Part 1915 – Subpart B, Confined and Enclosed Spaces and Other Dangerous Atmospheres in Shipyard Employment
      • Subpart B – Section 1915.14, Hot Work
      • Part 1915 – Subpart D, Welding, Cutting, and Heating
      • Subpart D – Section 1915.51, Ventilation and Protection in Welding, Cutting, and Heating
      • Subpart D – Section 1915.53, Welding, Cutting, and Heating in Way of Preservative Coatings
      • Subpart D – Section 1915.54, Hot Work on Hollow Metal Containers and Structures Not Covered by 1915.12
      • Subpart D – Section 1915.55, Gas Welding and Cutting
      • Subpart D – Section 1915.56, Arc Welding and Cutting
      • Subpart D – Section 1915.57, Uses of Fissionable Material in Ship Repairing and Building
      • Part 1915 – Subpart F, General Working Conditions
      • Part 1915 – Subpart I, Personal Protective Equipment
      • OSHA 1915 – Subpart P, Fire Protection in Shipyard Employment
      • Subpart P – Section 1915.503, Precautions for Hot Work
  • OSHA 29 CFR 1917 Marine Terminals Standards
    • Part 1917 – Section 1917.152 (a-b), Definition of “Hot Work” and Confined Spaces
    • Part 1917 – Section 1917.152 (c), Fire Protection
  • Hot Work Safety Responsibilities
    • Employer Duties – MACOSH Guidelines
    • Employer Duties – Hot Work Safety Procedures
    • Employer Duties – Hazard Communication
    • Employer Duties – Hot Work Checklist
    • Employee Safety Responsibilities
    • Personal Safety Responsibilities
  • Maritime Hot Work Safety Practices
    • Hazard Supervision During Hot Work
    • Ensuring Safety in the Work Environment
    • Ensuring Safety While Performing Hot Work on Hollow or Enclosed Structures
    • Ensuring Safety During Shipbreaking
    • Ensuring Safety When Working Alone
    • Ensuring Safety Around Hazardous Fumes and Gases
    • Gas Welding Precautions
    • Arc Welding and Cutting Precautions
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • Eye Protection
  • Conclusion
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam