Risk Management & Safety

The UNLV Hot Work Program establishes the minimum requirements and procedures for prevention of fires that may result from hot work. A central element of this program is the online hot work permit which is required and applies to all university departments, employees, students, and contractors who perform hot work on UNLV property. RMS has updated our program using guidance from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and the Nevada System for Higher Education (NSHE).

Hot work is any operation involving opening flames or operations that produce heat or sparks, such as welding, cutting, grinding, brazing, soldering, and torch applied roofing. If you wish to have a hot work operation performed on the UNLV campus, a permit is required.

This document was last modified on March 16, 2020.