- Part Number:1915
- Part Number Title:Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Shipyard Employment
- Subpart:1915 Subpart D
- Subpart Title:Welding, Cutting and Heating
- Standard Number:
- Title:Ventilation and protection in welding, cutting and heating.
- GPO Source:
Mechanical ventilation requirements.
Welding, cutting and heating in confined spaces.
The means of access shall be provided to a confined space and ventilation ducts to this space shall be arranged in accordance with § 1915.76(b) (1) and (2).
When sufficient ventilation cannot be obtained without blocking the means of access, employees in the confined space shall be protected by air line respirators in accordance with the requirements of § 1915.154, and an employee on the outside of such a confined space shall be assigned to maintain communication with those working within it and to aid them in an emergency.
Welding, cutting or heating of metals of toxic significance.
Beryllium-containing base or filler metals. Because of its high toxicity, work involving beryllium shall be done with both local exhaust ventilation and air line respirators.
Inert-gas metal-arc welding.
General welding, cutting, and heating.
Residues and cargoes of metallic ores.
Residues and cargoes of metallic ores of toxic significance shall be removed from the area or protected from the heat before ship repair work which involves welding, cutting or heating is begun.
[47 FR 16986, Apr. 20, 1982; 67 FR 44541, July 3, 2002]