What are the Health Risks of Welding Fumes

This 2 minutes safety training video covers: What makes welding fumes so hazardous, proper ventilation when welding, how to effectively control welding fumes, what are the effects of exposure to welding fumes, what is mechanical ventilation, what is metal fume fever, how to avoid exposure to welding fumes, what is the use of respirators, how to properly fit respirators. 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.

Topics covered include:

Welding Safety Training DVD Covers:

  • What are the Health Risks of Welding Fumes
  • 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

Closely related to pre-planning is assuring your personal safety. Hot work can expose you to variety of hazards ranging from toxic substances to noise and light. One major hazard comes from fumes and particles that into the air from the molten metals and flexes. If substance is release depend on the base on filler materials and the flexes use this hazard vary from job to job, you could be expose to aluminum, beryllium, chromium, flourides, iron, lead, manganese, nickel, silicon, titanium or zinc. Over exposure can cause variety of health effects including breathing problems, eye irritation or even cancer.