Preventing Welding Hazards

The act of welding Bozeman MT can bring hazardous situations. Learning to recognize these potential dangers is the best way to have a safe welding environment. Prior to starting any welding job, look out for these hazards to protect yourself!

Fire and Burn Hazards

When welding, you are exposing yourself to great amounts of heat and flames. Being aware of this and wearing the correct protective gear beforehand will help prevent any heat or flame related injury. The proper gloves, glothing, helmet and face protection will help prevent injury. Also, ensuring your clothing does not have any holes or damages prior to every use is very important. 

Electric Shock 

Welding puts you at risk of electric shock which can result in dangerous, life threatening injuries. Make sure not to weld in damp environments, wearing damp clothing or on metal flooring ( Making sure to check your welding leads or electric cables for damage is another great way to prevent injury from electric shock.

Noise Hazards

Welding exposes you to loud noises that can be damaging to your ears. Overexposure to this type of noise can cause permanent damage to your ears and hearing loss. Investing in the right type of earplugs or headgear can help prevent this.

Fumes and Gases

Overexposure to the fumes and gases that come with welding can also be damaging to one’s health. Exposure to these fumes and gases can cause lung cancer and issues with the respiratory system. Keeping your head away from the fumes and using a form of ventilation is the best way to combat this, ( An exhaust system will remove fumes and gases from the area which you are working and prevent damages to your health.

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