Welding

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Jan 13, 2017
Need a Reason for Selecting Appropriate Welding PPE?

https://ohsonline.com/Articles/2006/09/Need-a-Reason-for-Selecting-Appropriate-Welding-PPE.aspx

More than 365,000 individuals sustain welding-related eye injuries annually. Learn how to prevent eye injuries while welding.

Source: OH&S

Jan 13, 2017
Welding Fume Exposures and Controls: Do We Know Enough?

https://ohsonline.com/Articles/2012/09/01/Welding-Fume-Exposures-and-Controls.aspx

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.

Source: OH&S

Jan 13, 2017
Safety and Health Topics – Welding, Cutting, and Brazing

http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/weldingcuttingbrazing/index.html

Visit this OSHA Topic Page to access information on standards, hazards and resources related to welding, cutting and brazing.

Source: OSHA

Jun 01, 2016
Welding Safety: The Essential Guide

http://www.r-techwelding.co.uk/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

Jul 01, 2015
2015 Oregon OSHA Fact Sheet Plus: Oxy-Fuel Gas Cylinder Storage

http://osha.oregon.gov/OSHAPubs/factsheets/fs62.pdf

This fact sheet provides tips to safely use and store gas cylinders necessary for welding, brazing and other types of cutting.

Source: Oregon OSHA

Jun 01, 2010
U.S. Chemical Safety Board: Seven Key Lessons to Prevent Worker Deaths During Hot Work in and around Tanks

http://www.csb.gov/investigations/detail.aspx?SID=93

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.

Source: CSB

Aug 01, 2008
NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Welding and Manganese

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/welding/

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.

Source: NIOSH

Oct 01, 2007
3M Job Health Highlights - Respiratory Protection Basics for Welders

http://multimedia.3m.com/mws/mediawebserver?mwsId=66666UF6EVsSyXTtmxMyMxMtEVtQEVs6EVs6EVs6E666666--&fn=JHH_Vol%2025%20No%206.pdf

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.

Source: 3M

Oct 01, 2006
Ergonomics in Welding - An Overiew of WMSDs Hazardous Exposures and Solution

http://wisha-training.lni.wa.gov/training/presentations/Ergo4Welders.ppt

Powerpoint presentation provided by Washington Department Labor and Industries on ergonomic issues and solutions related to welding.

Source: WA Department L&I

Oct 01, 2006
2006 MSHA's Occupational Illness and Injury Prevention Program Health Topic: Welding Fumes Sampling

http://www.msha.gov/illness%5Fprevention/healthtopics/hhicm10.htm

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.

Source: MSHA