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Industrial work is labeled as such when the work place includes an environment, machinery, elements, or chemicals that increase the risk of injury and death. From art studios to research labs, industrial safety is an important part of many learning and work environments at the university. Learn about best practices and guidelines for operating equipment and working within a variety of industrial settings.

For hot work related information, please visit the fire safety page.

Hot Work

Hot work includes any activities that involve welding, cutting, soldering, or brazing, usually involving the use of portable gas or arc welding equipment. These activities introduce significant fire hazards, so it’s important to ensure that all appropriate safety procedures are followed and that all permits are filed. In addition to collecting important information, the Hot Work Permit also includes a step-by-step safety checklist: