"Hot work" includes cutting, brazing, welding, soldering, grinding and any other operation that involves the production of spark or flame. All TWU employees, students and outside contractor's/service companies involved in the use of spark or flame-producing equipment at all TWU facilities are required to conform to the requirements of the TWU Hot Work Procedure.
The primary requirement for hot work is the completion of a Hot Work Permit and meeting all of the safety requirements listed on the permit.
Certain areas at TWU facilities are designated as "hot work" areas by EH&S, and a permit is not required for these areas as long as the appropriate safe conditions are maintained. The currently designated hot work areas are listed below:
- FMC Central Plant Welding Shop
- FMC Automotive Shop
- Sculpture Welding Shop in Fine Arts Building
- Laboratories (approved only for use of lab type equipment such as Bunsen burners)