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Hot Work Procedure

This program requires the issuing of a "Hot Work Permit" before hot work can be conducted. Hot work is any work process that creates or uses sparks, flames, or heat during construction or repairs. The purpose of this procedure is to establish minimum guidelines to ensure the health and safety of personnel and prevent fires resulting from temporary operations involving hot work.

Examples of hot work activities:

  • welding
  • torch-cutting
  • soldering
  • brazing

This program requires the issuance of a "Hot Work Permit" before hot work can be conducted.

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Hot Work Permits

Hot work permits are required from Illinois State University employees who perform or supervise hot work activities. Permits are required before hot works can begin in any building, during any point of construction as well as after construction.

This procedure does not apply to areas that are specifically designed and equipped for such operations, e.g. welding stations at the craft shops, including the Power Plant. Questions regarding applicability of this procedure should be directed to the Environmental Health and Safety.

Contractors must have a hot work procedure that conforms to all OSHA regulatory requirements, including a fire watch, while performing hot work on ISU property.