Why welders must be more aware of safety equipment
The American Welding Association has introduced a series of safety guidelines for the welding industry.
The guidelines will help welders better protect themselves from hazards like flame spreaders and electric arc heaters.
The welding industry has seen an uptick in workplace fatalities in recent years, but the number of welding fatalities is still relatively small.
The Welding Safety Institute, a nonprofit group, has published safety guidelines covering everything from safety gear to electrical equipment.
The goal of the new guidelines is to make welding safer for workers, including by making it easier to understand and understand how equipment can fail.
While the new safety guidelines focus on the safety of welders, it also points out that safety is not the only reason to keep welding equipment on the job.
Safety also can be a factor in injuries and deaths.
Some experts say welders need to be more informed of the safety risks associated with welding and that they should be able to compare welding products to make sure they’re meeting the requirements of their company’s safety plan.
“If we’re going to make the welding job safe, we need to make it safer for all welders,” said Michael Fagan, an assistant professor of occupational health and safety at Duke University.
Fagan is a member of the welding safety institute and a consultant for the American Welders Association.
Fagans welding safety training is aimed at the general public.
It will cover a variety of welding topics and include information on safety gear and safety equipment.
“It’s not a safety training for everyone, but it is something that everyone can do and you can use as a tool to do that,” he said.
The group is also recommending that welders who are new to the industry and who don’t know what to look for should talk to a qualified welder.
The American Craftsmen’s Association has published welding safety guidelines that cover a wide range of welding equipment and will be available to welding companies for free download.
The most recent guidelines are the most comprehensive yet, covering everything welding can involve, including the safety equipment that’s required and the equipment that can fail, such as welding torches and sparklers.
“We are working with the industry to develop a set of welding safety protocols,” said Joe Hickey, the association’s president and chief operating officer.
“There are many different types of equipment, so it’s important that people are familiar with what’s out there and how they can use it safely.”
Safety in welding will also be a topic of discussion at the annual national convention for the industry in Nashville this summer.
The industry’s trade group, the American Society of Welding Machinists, has already put forward its own safety protocols.
The ACSW also is working on an industrial safety plan for welding.
“The welding industry is really starting to take it seriously and understand that this is really a multi-billion dollar industry,” said Jim Lipski, a vice president for the ACSW.
“I think that’s why they’ve been able to come up with this safety protocol.
They’re starting to understand that they’re part of a much larger industry and we have a responsibility to make our welding work safe.”