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All cutting and welding operations performed at Tufts by Tufts personnel or contractors must be carried out in accordance with standards set forth by the American Welding Society and the appropriate American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards concerning cutting and welding.

Whenever welding, cutting, or any other type of hot work is being performed inside a Tufts University building, a permit shall be obtained from the local fire department and a fire watch shall be provided in accordance with 527 CMR 39:00. In addition, an FM Global Hot Work permit (shown below) shall be obtained from the Tufts Fire Marshal.