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>Welders Health and Safety Guide

Table of Contents


Section I

Basic Rules of Safety

  1. The Law Says
  2. Elements of On-the-Job Safety
  3. Safety Tips for New Employees
  4. Safety Tips for Supervisors


Section II

Maintaining a High Standard of Safety

  1. Welding Health and Safety Policy
  2. Safety Inspections
  3. Accident Investigation and Reporting
  4. First Aid


Section III

Welding Hazards and Controls

  1. Welding and Cutting Processes
    • Shielded Metal Arc Welding
    • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding
    • Flux Cored Arc Welding
    • Gas Metal Arc Welding
    • Plasma Arc Welding, Cutting and Gouging
    • Submerged Arc Welding
    • Resistance Welding
    • Air Carbon Arc Cutting and Gouging
    • Oxyfuel Welding, Cutting and Heating
  2. Summary of Welding Hazards
  3. Safe Welding Procedures
    • Ergonomic Aspects of Welding
    • Electrical Safety
    • Radiation
    • Fumes and Gases
    • Ventilation
    • Heat and Fire
    • Noise
    • General Safety Hazards
    • Robots


Section IV

Special Welding Situations

  1. Oxyfuel Welding, Cutting and Heating
  2. Welding in Confined Spaces
  3. Cutting of Containers
  4. Hot Work Permit


Section V

Personal Protective Equipment

  1. PPE Checklist
  2. Respirators
  3. Safety Glasses
  4. Safety Footwear
  5. Headwear
  6. Hearing Protection


Section VI

Occupational Health and Safety Legislation

  1. Canadian Occupational Health and Safety Legislation
  2. WHMIS
  3. Fire Code
  4. Building Code
  5. US Occupational Health and Safety Legislation


Section VII

Information Sources

  1. Canadian Government Departments Responsible for Occupational Heath and Safety
  2. US Federal Safety and Health Agencies


Section VIII


A1. Conversion Tables
A2. Abbreviations.