The Hazards Of Welding
Here at Code A Weld, you don’t need us to tell you that welding is a fantastic career choice. However, it does come with its risks and in this blog post, we are going to look at some of the major welding hazards and how they can be avoided.
The first of the welding hazards that we want to mention are electrical related dangers. As a result of working with electricity, electric shocks may occur for a number of reasons such as wiring defects, faulty equipment, etc. One way to prevent this is to ensure that you are wearing the correct PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) such as rubber gloves as these will help to absorb the shocks.
By working in confined spaces with a multitude of welding fumes such as carbon monoxide, chromium, sulphur, etc, welders are at risk of developing respiratory problems. Breathing in those types of fumes not only damages the lungs but can also harm the eyes, skin and throat too. This is why it is extremely important for welders to be completely covered as well as having top class breathing and ventilation equipment in place.
Radiation is another hazard that faces welders and it can come in two forms, UV (Ultraviolet) and IR (Infrared). These are highly dangerous types of radiation too as they can cause cancer of the skin and damage to the eyes. Again, it is crucial that you are fully covered in PPE as well as wearing sun cream for extra protection.
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Thank you for taking the time to read this blog and if you are considering the prospect of a career in welding, hopefully you are now aware of how to avoid the above hazards. If you require any further information, please feel free to contact us today.