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Need a Reason for Selecting Appropriate Welding PPE?
More than 365,000 individuals sustain welding-related eye injuries annually. Learn how to prevent eye injuries while welding.
Welding Fume Exposures and Controls: Do We Know Enough?
It is safe to assume that we never know enough, or at least don't know all that we need to know. Recent changes to hexavalent chromium and beryllium protection requirements should teach us this lesson.
Safety and Health Topics – Welding, Cutting, and Brazing
Visit this OSHA Topic Page to access information on standards, hazards and resources related to welding, cutting and brazing.
Welding Safety: The Essential Guide
This free safety guide, prepared by R-Tech Welding, includes the very best welding safety resources from around the web.
Source: R-Tech Welding
2015 Oregon OSHA Fact Sheet Plus: Oxy-Fuel Gas Cylinder Storage
This fact sheet provides tips to safely use and store gas cylinders necessary for welding, brazing and other types of cutting.
Source: Oregon OSHA
U.S. Chemical Safety Board: Seven Key Lessons to Prevent Worker Deaths During Hot Work in and around Tanks
A safety bulletin and video warning of the hazards of conducting hot work in a variety of industries and identifying seven key lessons aimed at preventing worker deaths during hot work in and around storage tanks containing flammable materials.
NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Welding and Manganese
Welding fumes are composed of metals and most fumes contain a small percentage of manganese. NIOSH has been conducting research and reviewing the published scientific literature to assess this problem.
3M Job Health Highlights - Respiratory Protection Basics for Welders
This article is intended to help welders understand the importance of selecting the correct respirator, using it properly and complying with regulatory requirements for respirator use.
Ergonomics in Welding - An Overiew of WMSDs Hazardous Exposures and Solution
Powerpoint presentation provided by Washington Department Labor and Industries on ergonomic issues and solutions related to welding.
Source: WA Department L&I
2006 MSHA's Occupational Illness and Injury Prevention Program Health Topic: Welding Fumes Sampling
he potential hazards of welding operations include metal fumes, toxic gases, and ultraviolet and infrared radiation. Fume particles are formed from vaporization of molten metal.