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How to prevent fires, explosions, or personal injuries while welding: Answer

Answer:

What are the issues?

  • Fire near flammable materials.
  • Violation of company safety policies.

What did Jason do right?

  • Obtained a hot work permit.
  • Moved the combustible materials.

What did Melissa do right?

  • Noticed the fire.
  • Extinguished the flames.

What did Jason do wrong?

  • Didn’t wait for Melissa to arrive.
  • Didn’t check the area more thoroughly before starting work.

What did permit authorizing individual do wrong?

  • Didn’t inspect the area prior to issuing the hot work permit
  • Didn’t identify site-specific flammable materials, fire hazards, or hazardous processes present or likely to be present.
  • Didn’t ensure the protection of combustibles from ignition by the hot work process.