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Welders Health and Safety Guide

Welders Health and Safety Guide

Covers the health and safety aspects of welding work, including safe welding procedures.

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Language: English | French
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Designed and written as a practical workplace training and reference tool. This 150-page pocket guide is filled with clear-language text including safety tips, charts, diagrams, checklists and illustrations.


Welding involves a wide range of tasks and hence a wide range of health and safety hazards, which include the following:

  • chemical dusts, fumes, vapours and gases
  • poor ergonomic working conditions
  • electrical hazards
  • falls, trips, falling objects
  • moving vehicles and cranes
  • operating machinery
  • arc light radiation, which can expose welders to intense ultraviolet, visible and infrared light
  • oxygen displacement, oxygen enrichment or flammable gas mixtures from leaking compressed gas lines and cylinders
  • heat, sparks, spatter, open flames and hot surfaces
  • noise from metal-on-metal impacts, materials handling, metal working and some welding processes
  • confined spaces

This guide outlines the health and safety aspects of welding work, and presents safe welding procedures. For specific guidance applicable to your situation, speak to your supervisor, workplace health and safety representative, health and safety committee member, or to regulatory authorities in your area.Also you may refer to CSA W117.2 standard, "Safety in Welding, Cutting and Allied processes" or ANSI Z49.1 standard, "Safety in Welding, Cutting and Allied Processes".

Each publication produced by CCOHS undergoes several stages of review. As part of this review, representatives from government, employers, and labour are requested to comment on draft copies of CCOHS documents for technical accuracy and readability.

Although every effort is made to ensure accuracy and completeness of the information, it is understood that CCOHS makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of such information and assumes no liability for any damages or loss suffered as a result of any inaccuracy or incompleteness therein.

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Date Modified: 2016-11-30 10:55:46