Osha Welding, Cutting, Brazing Cfr 1910 Essay

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Welding, Cutting and Brazing 29 CFR 1910 Subpart Q

By Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHA) definition any operator of electric or gas welding and cutting equipment is called a "welder" and "welding operator". The standard 29 CFR 1910 Subpart Q which pertains to welding, cutting, and brazing. The standard consists of 5 parts, they include: 1910.251 Definitions, 1910.252 General requirements, 1910.253 Oxygen-fuel gas welding and cutting, 1910.254 Arc welding and cutting, 1910.255 Resistance welding. It is a rather diverse standard covering all aspects of industrial and commercial applications specializing in safety aspects, guidelines, and requirements as well as proper use and operating procedures.
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The management shall recognize its responsibility for the safe usage of cutting and welding equipment on its property and designate an individual responsible for authorizing cutting and welding operations in areas not specifically designed for such processes. This should be partly based on fire potentials of plant facilities basically establishing areas for cutting and welding and establish procedures for cutting and welding. Cutting and welding should not be done in all conditions, including; areas not authorized by management, in sprinkler buildings while such protection is impaired, In areas near the storage of large quantities of exposed, readily ignitable materials such as bulk sulfur, baled paper, or cotton, and/or in the presence of explosive atmospheres or improperly prepared tanks or equipment which have previously contained such materials, or that may develop in areas with an accumulation of combustible dusts.
All operators and attendants of resistance welding or resistance brazing equipment shall use transparent face shields or goggles, depending on the particular job, to protect their faces or eyes, as required. Helmets and hand shields should be made of a material which is an insulator for heat and electricity. Helmets, shields and goggles shall be not readily flammable and shall be capable of withstanding sterilization. Helmets and hand shields shall be arranged to protect the face, neck and ears from direct radiant energy

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