Hot Work Permits

Hot work permits-burning, welding, pipe sweating, and 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 worksite 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. 

For questions regarding Hot Work Permits, contact Andrew Roberts, P.E. at 410-706-3494.

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HOT WORK PERMITS - BURNING, WELDING & PIPE SWEATING

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.

Environmental Health and Safety utilizes a HOT WORK PERMIT program aimed at outside contractors. These procedures, which are maintained by the University Fire Marshal, consist of a Hot Work Permit issued to all contractors who have a need for this type of work on the University campus. The Hot Work Permits are issued to each contractor for a defined period of time as needed by the contractor. Periodic inspections of the work site are conducted by University Fire Marshal.  For questions regarding Hot Work Permits contact University Fire Marshal Andrew Roberts, P.E. at 410-706-3494 or aroberts@umaryland.edu.

Click here to submit an online Hot Work Permit