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Online Welding Safety Training Course

Course Overview

More than half a million U.S. workers in various industries perform welding, cutting, brazing and soldering work as part of their jobs every day. In a year's time, these tasks will kill more than fifty of them. Thousands more will be injured. Some of their workplaces will have been damaged by fires and explosions as well.

Atlantic Training's  "Welding Safety" training products discuss the hazards that are associated with welding and cutting tasks, and explain the equipment and safe practices employees can use to avoid them.

Topics covered in these products include:

  • The potential hazards of welding.
  • "Designated areas", work permits and confined spaces.
  • Preventing fires while welding.
  • Protecting against toxic fumes.
  • Goggles, helmets and hand shields.
  • Gloves, clothing and other protective equipment.
  • and more.

All "Welding Safety" products are available in English and Spanish.


Can I purchase this course for multiple employees?

Absolutely, simply type in the number of users on the right hand side of this page before clicking the 'Add to Cart' button. We do offer volume discounts as well.

How much time is given to complete the course?

There is no time limit. Students can also leave the course and re-enter it at their convenience, all course progress is tracked on our secure servers.

Can I take the course on my tablet or phone?

Yes! Our online training platform is compatible with IOS and Android phones and tablets.

When does the course certificate and wallet card expire?

Two years from the date of course completion.

Learning Objectives

After successful completion of this OSHA compliant course, the student will be able to:

  • Take proper precautions in-line with OSHA standards to avoid hazards.
  • Guard against fire in the welding zone.
  • Use proper ventilation and maximize airflow in the work area.
  • Use OSHA-approved PPE when welding.
  • Pay attention to potential electrical hazards.
  • Exercise caution around hazardous gases.

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • A brief overview of the history of welding.
    • The basic dangers and hazards of welding, including flying sparks, toxic fumes, shock, temperatures, and more.
  • Reducing the Risk of Fire
    • Gaining authorization for the area where you will be welding.
    • Removing any combustible materials from the work area.
    • How to set up the proper guards and protective barriers that will shield from combustible objects.
  • Reducing Exposure to Contaminants
    • Fumes that can build up without proper ventilation and the importance of a safe breathing zone.
    • Hazardous substances and their fumes like Stainless Steel, Lead, Zinc, and Beryllium.
    • The spaces where mechanical ventilation is appropriate.
    • What to use when mechanical ventilation is not enough.
  • Safeguarding Eyes while Welding
    • The dangers of the intense light produced by welding.
    • Using OSHA approved goggles to shield the eyes.
    • The special helmets and safety glasses that should be used when Arc Welding.
  • Proper PPE and Equipment
    • The appropriate wardrobe for welding that will avoid potential hazards.
    • Using leather welding gloves to protect hands.
    • Inspecting the condition of all cables, frame, and generator.
    • The proper way to begin welding once you are sure the equipment is safe.
    • Maintaining a proper work area that is safe for you and others.