Welding Checklist for Construction - OSHA

Use this Welding Checklist for Construction to identify potential dangers, ensure you take the right safety precautions, and comply with OSHA requirements.

Welding Checklist for Construction - OSHA



Welding Cables And Connectors

1. Do you use only cable that is free from repair or splices for a minimum of 10 feet from the cable end to which the electrode holder is connected?(NOTE: Cables with standard insulated connectors or with splices whose insulating quality is equal to that of the cable are permitted.)


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2. Do you ensure that cables in need of repair are not used?


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Operating Instructions

1. Have employees been instructed in the safe means of arc welding and cutting as prescribed ?


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2. Are arc welding and cutting operations shielded by noncombustible or flameproof screens?


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Fire Prevention

1. Have employees been instructed that objects to be welded, cut, or heated must be moved to a designated location, or that movable fire hazards be taken to a safe place or otherwise protected?


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2. Is suitable fire-extinguishing equipment that is ready for instant use available in the work area?


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Ventilation And Protection

1. Are employees protected by airline respirators in confined spaces when sufficient ventilation cannot be obtained without blocking the means of access?


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2. Do welding, cutting, and heating operations using toxic substances meet the requirements ?


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3. Are welders and other employees who are exposed to radiation suitably protected?


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4. Are employees who are performing any type of welding, cutting, or heating protected by suitable eye protective equipment?


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Preservative Coatings

1. If the flammability of a preservative coating is unknown, is a test made by a competent person to determine its flammability?


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2. Are employees protected against toxic preservative coatings as prescribed?


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Transporting, Moving, And Storing Compressed Gas Cylinders

1. Are valve protection caps in place and secure?


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2. When transported by powered vehicles, are cylinders secured in a vertical position?


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3. Are employees instructed not to use valve protection caps to lift cylinders from one vertical position to another?


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4. Unless cylinders are firmly secured on a special carrier, have regulators been removed, and are valve protection caps in place before moving?


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5. Is a cylinder truck, chain, or other steadying device used to keep cylinders from being knocked over while in use?


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6. Are cylinder valves closed when work is finished, when cylinders are empty, or when cylinders are being moved?


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7. Are cylinders secured in an upright position at all times except when hoisted or carried?


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Placing Cylinders

1. Are cylinders kept at a safe distance from welding operations, or are fire-resistant shields provided?


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2. Are cylinders placed where they cannot become part of an electrical circuit?


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3. Do you ensure that cylinders containing oxygen, acetylene, or other fuel gas are not taken into confined spaces?


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Treatment Of Cylinders

1. Do you ensure that cylinders, whether full or empty, are not used as rollers or supports?


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Use Of Fuel Gas

1. Have employees been instructed in the safe use of fuel gas as outlined?


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Fuel Gas And Oxygen Manifolds

1. Do fuel gas and oxygen manifolds bear the name of the substance they contain in letters at least 1 inch high, either painted on the manifolds or on a sign permanently attached to them?


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2. Are the manifolds placed in safe, well-ventilated, and accessible locations and not within enclosed spaces?


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Hoses

1. Do you ensure that oxygen and fuel gas hoses are not interchangeable and that a single hose having more than one gas passage is not used?


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2. Are all hoses in use inspected at the beginning of each work shift, and is a defective hose removed from service?


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3. Are hose couplings of the type that cannot be unlocked or disconnected without a rotary motion?


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4. Are boxes that are used for the storage of gas hoses ventilated?


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Torches

1. Are torches in use inspected at the beginning of each shift for leaking shutoff valves, hose couplings, and tip connections?


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2. Do you ensure that torches are lighted by friction lighters or other approved devices, and not by matches or from hot work?


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Regulators And Gauges

1. Are oxygen and fuel gas regulators and their gauges in proper working order?


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Oil And Grease Hazards

1. Do you ensure that cylinders, cylinder caps, valves, couplings, regulators, hose, and apparatus are kept free from oil or greasy substances, and are not handled with oily hands or gloves?


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