Welders, cutters, solderers and brazers are exposed to a large number of potential hazards that pose a risk of injury throughout the welding process. More than 50 percent of all welding-related injuries affect the eyes and face. OSHA requires employers to ensure that employees have the appropriate eye and face protection to protect against flying debris, metal spatter, radiant energy and harmful light radiation. Yet, these hazards continue to contribute to significant workers’ compensation costs and lost-time injuries. This article examines the factors that cause . . .