This 1 minute safety training video covers: What to wear to protect your hand when welding, how to properly select and wear of welding gloves, what are welding gloves made of, what are the precautions when working on hot metals, what are welding shirts should made of, what are the other welding apparels and gears.This clip was taken from a full-length training video. Click here to watch the 14 minutes full length version.
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:
The general types of PPE you may need are protective clothing, eye, face and head protection, respiratory protection and hearing protection. Protective clothing includes fire resistant gloves and shirts to prevent protection from heat, ultraviolet radiation and sparks, you may need to wear fire resistant apron, coveralls and leggings or boots plus shoulder and ear covers when doing overhead work. You could need rubber soled shoes, non-conductive gloves or special floor mats to guard against electrical shocks. Always wear pants without cuffs and keep pockets empty and sealed to keep sparks from settling there. Eye, face and head protection is another type of PPE and must be use every time by everyone exposed to welding.