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Welding and cutting are construction operations that can present a variety of hazards, including fire, explosion, toxic atmospheres, ultraviolet radiation, and electric shock. For that reason, every aspect of welding and cutting is covered under OSHA's construction regulations. Even workers who are not "welders" as such must be aware of the hazards in handling fuel cylinders and in being near a welding or cutting work area.

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Interpretations Storage of compressed gas cylinders used in construction work.[1926.350; 1926.350(a)(9)] 09/21/2012National
Directives 10/30/1978 - STD 3-8.1 - Welding, Cutting or Heating of Metals Coated with Lead-Bearing Paint 07/09/2003National
Regulations 29 CFR § 1926.350 Gas welding and cutting  National
Regulations 29 CFR § 1926.351 Arc welding and cutting  National
Regulations 29 CFR § 1926.353 Ventilation and protection in welding, cutting, and heating  National
Regulations 29 CFR § 1926.354 Welding, cutting, and heating in way of preservative coatings  National
Interpretations 29 CFR 1926.350(a)(7), securing compressed gas cylinders - rational for and hazards addressed by the requirement.[1926.350; 1926.350(a)1926.350(a)(7); 1926.350(a)(1); 1926.350(a)(9); 1926.350(a)(6); 1926.350(a)(11); 1926.350(a)(12)] 01/19/2005National
Interpretations Arc welding from suspended scaffolds: feasibility of grounding. 01/13/1998National
Interpretations Definition of "in storage" and clarification of the requirements for intermittent use of gas cylinders. 12/31/1998National
Interpretations Frame grounding of arc welding machines. [1926.351] 04/02/1993National
Interpretations Use of portable arc welding machines in inclement weather.[1926.351; 1926.351(a); 1926.351(b); 1926.351(c); 1926.351(d); 1926.354; 1926.406; 1926.406(c)] 04/30/2010National
Regulatory Analysis Welding and Cutting (Construction)  National
Interpretations Welding, cutting, and heating near flammables.[1926.352(c)] 12/04/1995National
Questions & Answers Where can I find information on ANSI Z49.1-67 Safety in Welding and Cutting as it pertains to OSHA Standards? 10/03/2013National
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