How to Protect your Workers From Welding Noise Hazards

This 1 minute safety training video covers: What are the proper precaution to avoid noise hazards from welding environment, why underestimating welding noise can be very dangerous, what are the potential effects of welding noise, what are the proper protective equipment to use in a welding environment. This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 14 minutes full length version.

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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 program discusses the hazards that are associated with welding and cutting tasks and explains the equipment and safe practices employees can use to avoid them.:

Welding Safety Training DVD Covers:

  • How to Protect your Workers From Welding Noise Hazards
  • Getting "authorization" for welding operations.
  • Sparking and the risk of fire.
  • Guards and protective barriers.
  • Hazardous fumes and ventilation.
  • The use of respirators.
  • Eye protection, including helmets, filters, glasses and goggles.
  • Using other personal protective equipment.
  • Inspecting welding equipment.
  • Proper safety procedures.
  • and more.
  • Click here to watch a FREE full-length 14 minutes preview.

Video Transcript

Hearing protection is the last kind of PPE you may need to use. Your supervisor will measure the noise level and tell you if hearing protection is necessary. For example, arc cutting and grinding operations often create enough noise to require hearing protection. Up to now we are focus on personal safety for people doing welding and cutting operations.