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Hot Work Permits

Applicable University Policy


EH&S Hot Work Permit Policy

Summary of Requirements


A Hot Work Permit shall be obtained from EH&S prior to performing hot work in the field. 


All equipment used for hot work shall be chosen for safe application to the work and shall be properly installed. Proper shielding and eye protection to prevent exposure to personnel from hot work hazards shall be provided and used.


Workers designated to operate welding, soldering, cutting and other hot work equipment shall be trained in the use of the equipment. Additionally, workers who operate welding equipment shall be properly instructed and qualified to operate the equipment.

Fire Prevention

Precautions for fire prevention in areas where hot work is being done shall include isolating hot work activities, removing hazards from the vicinity and providing a fire watch.


  • Ventilation shall be provided when welding or cutting:
  • Beryllium, cadmium, lead, zinc or mercury
  • Fluxes, metal coatings or other material confined spaces


OSHA requires that each employee designated to operate welding equipment be properly trained and qualified to use it.


All welding work conducted in Stony Brook University buildings requires a Hot Work Permit obtained through EH&S. All permits are retained by EH&S.