Hot work is a process that can be a source of ignition when flammable material is present or can be a fire hazard regardless of the presence of flammable material in the workplace. Common hot work processes involve welding, soldering, cutting, brazing burning and the use of powder-actuated tools or similar fire producing operations outside of designated hot work areas. When flammable materials are not present, industrial processes such as grinding and drilling become cold work processes.
- Hot Work. - 1915.14
- Welding, cutting and heating (hot work). - 1917.152
- Precautions for hot work. - 1915.503
Other relevant literature is:
- API RP 2009 : Safe Welding, Cutting, and Hot Work Practices in the Petroleum and Petrochemical Industries
- Hughes, Phil; Ferrett, Ed (2005), Introduction to health and safety at work: the handbook for the NEBOSH national general certificate (2nd ed.), Butterworth-Heinemann, p. 84, ISBN 978-0-7506-6623-7.