Welding Safety Basic 1 hour

Introduction

Welding, cutting, and brazing are hazardous activities which pose a unique combination of both chemical and physical hazards to more than 560,000 workers in a wide variety of industries. The risk from fatal injuries alone is more than four deaths per thousand workers throughout a working lifetime.

There are numerous health hazards associated with exposure to fumes, gases, and ionizing radiation generated during welding, cutting, and brazing.

These hazards include heavy metal poisoning, lung cancer, metal fume fever, flash burns, and many others. The risks associated with these hazards vary depending upon the type of welding materials and welding surfaces.

This course introduces the student to the hazards and safety precautions related to welding, cutting, brazing, and suggestions for protecting welders and coworkers from exposures to the many hazards inherent in those operations.

 

Key Topics

  • Types of welding
  •  Cutting and Brazing
  •  Welding equipment
  • Hazards and precautions
  •  Personal Protective Equipment
  •  Training

Target Audience

  • Employees
  •  Supervisors