Hot Work Permits

HOT WORK PERMITS-BURNING, WELDING, PIPE SWEATING & ALL OTHER HOT WORK

Most welding, cutting and pipe sweating processes--for construction and demolition--use portable, manually operated equipment. Welding & cutting and pipe sweating (soldering) of copper pipe produce fumes that are potentially harmful to humans. In addition, these operations are a potential fire hazard.

All individuals performing hot work on the UMB campus must have an approved hot work permit on-site.  All requirements of NFPA 51B – Standard for Fire Prevention During Welding, Cutting, and Other Hot Work must be followed.  Periodic inspections of the work site will be conducted. 

Hot Work Permits must be obtained in-person from the EHS Bldg (714 W Lombard St.) Monday-Friday, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm.  If welding is to occur, the certification number for the welder must be provided.