Effects of Welding on Health : Safety & Health : Standards : American Welding Society

The Effects of Welding on Health contain reviews of worldwide medical literature on potential health effects of welding-related physical and chemical hazards. Each volume summarizes studies of occupational exposures, information on the human health effects of welding, and the effects of welding on experimental animals and cell cultures over a particular time period. Offers industrial hygienists and safety and medical professionals the necessary background and knowledge to deploy effective protective devices and engineering controls, and to respond to unique exposure situations. An index is included to provide key-word search capability for the series.

Welding safety: Protect the eyes and face

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 . . .