Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) Procedures

Hot Work Permits

Research, Environmental Health and Safety   |   Approved May 14, 2015


Apply for and maintain Hot Work Permits.


All contractors or university employees prior to completing work that requires a Hot Work Permit at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus.

A Hot Work Permit is required prior to any job, task or operation producing heat, sparks, open flames and or smoke.  If for any reason, the permit cannot be fully completed or the precautions listed under this permit cannot be met, hot work is prohibited.  The Hot Work Permits are issued to each contractor or university employee for a defined period of time as needed by the project. Periodic inspections of the work site are conducted by University Fire Marshal. 

For questions regarding Hot Work Permits contact the University Fire Marshal or the EHS Fire Safety Manager at 6-3494.


  1. Obtain and complete the permit at the EHS Building, located at 714 W Lombard St, Baltimore, MD.
  2. Form must be completely filled and approved by operator of described hot work before the work begins.
  3. Follow EHS Hot Work Permit checklist.
  4. Requestor will receive a carbon copy when they submit the paperwork.
  5. Once in receipt of the permit, it must be posted at the operation site.
  6. Approval of the permit is subject to review and EHS reserves the right to revoke permits.  
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