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Welding Articles

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Welding Safety

Welding is perhaps one of the most obviously dangerous activities going, so the importance of having the correct PPE and training takes centre stage.

Invisible Threats

Protective Eyewear

Preventing optical damage through welding - Several forms of eyewear exist for protection of the eye. Sunglasses are frequently used to reduce the amount of solar radiation reaching the eye. The main casual use of sunglasses is to reduce glare by decreasing the luminance of visible radiation reaching the eye. Sunglasses also attenuate ultraviolet (UV) radiation, but the degree of attenuation is not apparent by visual inspection of the lenses. Several countries have standards specifying the classification of sunglasses for the general use according to their UV transmittance.

Welding Precautions

This article looks at the safety aspects of different types of welding processes and assesses precautions to be taken. Welding necessitates careful risk assessment and the provision of good procedures, but it is not difficult to provide protection for welders that makes the job no more hazardous than any other workshop practice.

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Creating a Safe Welding Environment

Welding shops were traditionally noisy, dirty places (Figure 1). Smoke filled the air, which always had that tangy smell of ozone to it and you needed constantly to avert your eyes from blue flashes as arcs were ignited. Periodically on a walk through any fabrication shop you would need to step carefully over trailing electrical and welding power leads, duck under protruding metalwork and dodge showers of sparks from grinding.

Protect Your Welders

This article looks at the safety aspects of different types of welding processes and assesses precautions to be taken. Welding necessitates careful risk assessment and the provision of good procedures, but it is not difficult to provide protection for welders that makes the job no more hazardous than any other workshop practice.

Do You Know Your WEL?

Understanding the hazards from welding fumes

Welding

To the inexperienced health and safety practitioner, welding operations can at first appear confusing, with the terms MIG, TIG and MMA frequently used around the workshop. It is important that the fundamental principles of welding be grasped before the health effects of the operations can be assessed and quantified and workplace controls implemented.

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Manual Welding

Ergonomics and musculoskeletal health

 

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