Welding, cutting, and brazing are hazardous activities that pose a unique combination of both safety and health risks to more than 500,000 workers in a wide variety of industries. The risk from fatal injuries alone is more than four deaths per thousand workers over a working lifetime. Welding, cutting, and brazing is addressed in specific standards for the general industry, shipyard employment, marine terminals, and construction industry.
General Industry (29 CFR 1910)
- 1910 Subpart I, Personal protective equipment [related topic page]
- Appendix B, Non-mandatory compliance guidelines for hazard assessment and personal protective equipment selection
- 1910 Subpart Q, Welding, cutting, and brazing
- 1910 Subpart Z, Toxic and hazardous substances [related topic page]
- 1910.1026, Chromium (VI)
Shipyard Employment (29 CFR 1915)
- 1915 Subpart D, Welding, cutting and heating
- 1915.51, Ventilation and protection in welding, cutting and heating
- 1915.52, Fire prevention. This section has been superseded by 1915 Subpart P, Fire protection in shipyard employment (see below).
- 1915.53, Welding, cutting and heating in way of preservative coatings
- 1915.54, Welding, cutting and heating of hollow metal containers and structures not covered by 29 CFR 1915.12
- 1915.55, Gas welding and cutting
- 1915.56, Arc welding and cutting
- 1915.57, Use of fissionable material in ship repairing and shipbuilding
- 1915 Subpart I, Personal protective equipment
- Appendix A, Non-mandatory guidelines for hazard assessment, personal protective equipment (PPE) selection, and PPE training program
- 1915 Subpart P, Fire protection in shipyard employment
- 1915.501, General provisions
- 1915.502, Fire safety plan
- 1915.503, Precautions for hot work
- 1915.504, Fire watches
- 1915.505, Fire response
- 1915.506, Hazards of fixed extinguishing systems on board vessels and vessel sections
- 1915.507, Land-side fire protection systems
- 1915.508, Training
- 1915.509, Definitions applicable to this subpart
- 1915 Subpart Z, Toxic and hazardous substances
- 1915.1026, Chromium (VI)
Marine Terminals (29 CFR 1917)
- 1917 Subpart G, Related terminal operations and equipment
Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)
- 1926 Subpart J, Welding and cutting
- 1926 Subpart Z, Toxic and hazardous substances
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