| MSHA's Accident Prevention Program
Welding or Cutting on Tanks Safely
Sometimes a tank or container that contains or has contained flammable, combustible or other hazardous substance vapors, liquids or solid residues must be cut or welded. Procedures need to be followed for the repair or work that has the potential to create a fire, explosion or other hazard. MSHA regulations 30 CFR 57.4604 or 30 CFR 75.1903(d) address this issue. |
Before starting any work: "
Obtain other assistance from:
Injuries may be prevented if the mining industry follows these suggestions. The cost is minimal compared to the cost of accidents.