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Every day, more than half a million workers in various industries perform welding, cutting, brazing, and soldering work as a part of their jobs. While there are risks, they can be avoided with the proper preparations and precautions. This course explains the potential hazards associated with welding, as well as how to prevent them. Some of the potential hazards are apparent, some forms of welding, for example, can reach over 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit, and to reach these temperatures, fuel gases are needed, gases which create fire and explosion hazards. As a result, there are risks of burns and other traumatic injuries when welding. Begin by knowing where you can and cannot weld and what personal protective equipment (PPE) is required for each job. This course explores the safety practices necessary to help workers avoid suffering such catastrophic injuries. This training lesson provides you with the requisite information so you know what dangers you may face and how to best prevent them. Utilize the information presented here to perform welding and hot work safely and effectively.
Introduction|The Potential Hazards of Welding|Designated Areas, Work Permits and Confined Spaces|Fire Prevention While Welding|Protecting Against Toxic Fumes|Goggles, Helmets and Hand Shields|Gloves, Clothing and Other Protection|Conclusion
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