Standard for Fire Prevention During Welding, Cutting, and Other Hot Work
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What is NFPA 51B?
This standard presents provisions to prevent injury, loss of life, and loss of property from fire or explosion as a result of hot work projects such as welding, heat treating, grinding, and similar applications producing or using sparks, flames, or heat.
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What does NFPA 51B address?
In addition to covering fire prevention precautions including personal protective clothing, permissible and nonpermissible areas, hot work permit, and fire watch, this document also provides criteria concerning responsibility for safety in hot work operations with regard to management, permit authorizing individuals (PAIs), hot work operators, fire watch, and contractors.
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