Welding is an important part of the manufacturing process of many consumer and industrial goods. There are over 500,000 workers involved in some form of welding, cutting or brazing work. These are hazardous activities which pose a combination of both safety and health risks for employees. Welding also plays a vital role in the construction industry and is often used in the construction of buildings, bridges, and other structures throughout the United States. Welding, cutting and brazing are all very dangerous and proper work practices must be followed to avoid injuries, fires and even explosions.
Welding is performed in many different environments including confined spaces, open air, underwater, underground and even in space. Welding can be dangerous and includes such hazards as fires, confined spaces, eye damage, inhalation of poisonous gases and fumes, shock, cuts and exposure to intense ultraviolet radiation. Many of these hazards can be greatly reduced with proper work practices and personal protective equipment.
This training program will take a closer look at some safety and health related issues surrounding welding, cutting and brazing. In this training program “Welding” will mean any electric or gas welding, cutting and brazing activity and “Welder” will mean any operator of electric or gas welding and cutting equipment.
Welding Safety Training Class Topic Overview:
- Types of Welding
- OxyFuel Welding
- Shielded Metal Arc Welding
- Types of Cutting
- Oxygen Cutting
- Arc Cutting
- Hazards of Welding
- Fire Prevention & Protection
- Special Precautions
- Protection of Personnel
- Confined Spaces
- Basic Safety Guidelines
Our easy-to-use video kit provides all the necessary materials for running successful training with minimal prep, including:
- 20-minute Welding Safety Training Video
- Welding Safety PowerPoint Presentation for classroom use
- OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910.252 compliant content
- Printable documents, including:
- Training outline
- Compliance Manual
- Completion Certificate & Wallet Cards / ID card
- Attendance Log / Sign-In Form
- Employee Quiz and Answer Key
- Welding safety supplemental documents
Workers who complete this training will exit with a solid understanding of 29 CFR 1910.252. In the workplace, employees who complete this training will be ready to implement safety guidelines for themselves and others and understand both the types of welding and each methods’ hazards.
Who should take this course?
Workers in construction, shipyards, trainyards, maintenance, manufacturing, general industry or any other field where they are expected to use welding.