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PWL#067B - Resources on Health and Safety in Welding,welding fumes,safe practices injury prevention
March 16, 2009

March 16, 2009
Mid Month Bulletin 35

PWL#067B - Resources on Health and Safety in Welding, welding fumes, safe practices, injury prevention, risk reduction, safety underwater, brazing and thermal cutting safety, Standards, Safety programs, Education and Training and more...

Mid March Bulletin

16 March 2009 - Resources on Welding Health and Safety - Bulletin 35


Please find here our new Mid Month Bulletin that we offer with the purpose of providing useful online information easily accessible to our readers, either now or at some later date.

Therefore may we suggest that you save or bookmark this page for your future reference.

Readers may recall that the subject of Welding Health and Safety was briefly introduced in our page on Welding Safety.

A short list of references was also provided in the Mid Month Bulletin No. 18 for October 2007. Click on PWL#050B to find it.

Now an enlarged list of additional online Resources on that argument is presented here.

It was already remarked elsewhere that the importance of this subject cannot be over emphasized because of the costly and painful consequences that can occur due to careless behavior.

A shop Owner or welding Supervisor should take the time to make sure that all people involved are reminded periodically of essential principles of equipment maintenance and good housekeeping and that stiff working procedures are enforced.

Personal protection equipment in good condition should not only be available but its proper use must be made compulsory.

For any questions, comments or feedback please send us a message by e-mail. Don't use REPLY, use Contact Us instead.

Disclaimer:The addresses reported hereafter were live and correct at the time of their publication. There is no guarantee that they will be always be so, because they are administered by the sources themselves and are under their control.

Note: References to articles or other documents are given here in one of two forms. If the links are "live" (usually underlined or otherwise highlighted) they are operated with a click of the mouse.

If they are URL's (Uniform Resource Locator), which is the analogue of an address, they begin with "http://..." or "www.". These are not live and must be copied and pasted entirely into the browser (after having selected them with the mouse or otherwise). If they are long they may be displayed in two or more lines. In that case one has to care that the URL be copied completely in a single line without any space, and Enter.

If the information is important to you, you may save the selected pages in a suitable folder on your Computer for easy reference.

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ANSI Z49.1:2005
Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes
(61 pages) available for free download at

Occupational Safety and Health Guideline for Welding Fumes

Welding: Reducing Health and Safety Risks

Welding Fumes (2 pages)

Health and safety in welding and allied processes

Health, safety and accident prevention - General

Health, safety and accident prevention - arc welding

Health, safety and accident prevention - Oxyacetylene welding

FAQ - Health and Safety in Welding

Health risks of welding fume/gases

Welding and Manganese: Potential Neurologic Effects

Are Welding Fumes an Occupational Health Risk Factor?

Welding Hazards Safety Program

Small Shops Need Safety Programs, Too!

Navy Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) (167 pages)
Program Manual

Welding, Brazing, and Thermal Cutting

Health and Safety in Welding

Health Injury Prevention Sheets (33 pages)

Safety and Health Hazards (8 pages)

Safety and Health at Work (53 pages)

Grounding and Arc Welding Safety

Arc Welding Safety (24 pages)

Safety Practices from ESAB

Living with Arc Welding Spatter

Note: Please remark that the content of this article is controversial, as made clear from the article quoted in PWL#067 (section 7).

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