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SAFETY IN THE SHOP A GUIDE TO SAFETY WHILE ARC WELDING Mr. Brudelie
PRESENTATION OUTLINE GENERAL SHOP SAFETY HOUSEKEEPING FIRE PREVENTION MANAGEMENT WELDING SHOP SAFETY EYE PROTECTION DRESS CODE BEHAVIOR VENTILATION
Housekeeping Cleaning work areas Sweepingprevent slips and falls Keeping designated walking areas clear of debris Restoring equipment and tools after job is completed
Fire Prevention Discard frayed cords and wires Keep flammable liquids away from heat Class C fire extinguishers for electrical fires with a 15 foot maximum distance apart
General Management Safety programstraining, meetings, etc. MSDS sheets Emergency phone numbers
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure when it comes to eye protection Always wear proper eye protection when working in the shop A welder must be protected from harmful light radiation given off by the welding process For welding you will be using chipping goggles and a welding helmet SAFETY: Eye Protection
Here are examples of proper eye protection
Dress Code Wear properly fitted clothes. When welding, sleeves should be buttoned and gloves should be worn. Wear boots or high top; Tightly laced shoes. Do not wear loose clothing, shirt tails, and unbuttoned sleeves around power equipment. Do not wear clothes that you do not want to get dirty.
Heres a good example of a welder wearing all the proper welding protection
Behavior Most accidents are caused by carelessness Caused by human error Refrain from getting involved in poor shop behavior: scufflingplaying with tools trippingrunning pushinghurrying projects disobeying shop rulesloud talking
Welding Fumes Welding fumes can be harmful to the welder causing implications such as: –Irritation of the respiratory tract –Metal fume fever –A condition known as siderosis –Slightly increase the risk of lung cancer For these reasons, one should take precaution with welding fumes
Welding Fumes Welding should be done in a well ventilated area Should attempt to control fumes at the source –Common ways Extracted benches Local exhaust ventilation
Common Ventilation Practices Extracted bench method Local exhaust ventilation
Examples of Welding Practices
Conclusion You have just received a crash course in general and welding shop safety. Using these guidelines and precautions will provide a safer, more efficient workplace. Questions??????