1926 Subpart J
SAFETY AND HEALTH 1926
Overview for Subpart J
Welding and Cutting
J-1 What are the most frequently cited
J-2 What are effective control measures that can be used to control
the hazard listed in J-1?
- Arc welding cables improperly spliced or in need of repair (electric
shock hazard). 1926.351(b)(2)
- Inadequate ventilation while welding within a confined space (explosion
or respiratory hazard). 1926.353(b)(1)
- Regulators and gauges on compressed gas cylinders not in proper working
order (danger of uncontrolled release of compressed gases). 1926.350(h)
- Welding cables need to be inspected daily, before use, and repaired
or replaced if needed. All splicing of cables must maintain the insulated
protection with no exposed metal parts. Cables in need of repair are
not to be used until they are put into safe serviceable condition.
- Confined spaces must be adequately ventilated while welding is underway
to control hazardous welding fumes. See sections 1926.353 and 1926.350
for additional specific criteria.
- Regulators and gauges need to be inspected daily before welding or
cutting begins. Cylinders with defective regulators or gauges are not
to be used until the defective equipment is replaced or repaired. See
section 1926.350 for specific criteria.