Welders who are on the job for the first time are given videos created by OSHA or another safety company to view. When welders view this video, they should pay careful attention to what is being taught because these are very important things. Each video contain important safety tips. The important safety gears and their functions are also taught in this video.
Welders should know what is contained in their operating manual. Excellent tips and ways to weld safely as well as the best techniques are all given in the welder’s manual.
One safety gear is the safety goggles which one uses to protect one’s eyes. When you are welding there are many sparks and bright UV rays all over the place. You will be prevented from having Photokeratitis or welder’s flash if you wear your safety goggles. Your cornea and conjunctivas are affected and they become inflamed and feel like sunburn. The symtoms of this condition is painful and you will feel it a few hours later. Some other symptoms you may feel are tears in your eyes, twitching eyelids, and it is like there is sand in your eyes.
Since it is part of your welding safety gear, you should take good care of your safety goggles. Each day safety goggles should be cleaned before using them. Keeping the dust off will give you a nice clear goggles to wear the next day. You should not allow your safety goggles to be scratched. Harmful UV rays can reach your eyes through scratches, and this is what we want to avoided very much. If you have a soft pouch or a case you can store your goggles there.
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Safety footwear should be work to protect your feet from any welding injury. Welding footwear is made of leather and fit above your ankles. When you wear you safety footwear on the job, it should be in condition. You are not allowed to weld using tennis shoes or any other type of shoes that is not considered a safety footwear.
Your eyes are also protected by using a welding helmet. While welding there are sparks and the brightness of UV rays which can damage your eyes. These are also used to protect your head while welding.
You should wear clothing that covers your skin so that the sparks will not burn you. You don’t want to be burned while working. But if you get burned, stop what you are doing. If you were injured, you should go and let someone know. You should put your injury under cool water in the bathroom or any source of water. 911 should be called if you need more help.
A welding job has many risks so you should always keep safety in your mind. Properly wear your welding gear and keep up to date with the proper safety rules and regulations.