Welding, cutting, and brazing are hazardous activities that pose a unique combination of both safety and health risks to more than 500,000 workers in a wide variety of industries. The risk from fatal injuries alone is more than four deaths per thousand workers over a working lifetime.
Welding, cutting, and brazing is addressed in specific standards for the general industry, shipyard employment, marine terminals, and construction industry. This awareness level course will help your company reduce the number of welders that are injured, exposed to toxic fumes and physical hazards, and reduce overall risk of OSHA imposed citations.
Every year, hundreds of welders are critically injured, exposed to numerous toxic fumes and gases, and numerous physical hazards. OSHA welding safety standards require establishment of a worker safety program, proper training, written hot work permits, use of material safety data sheets, use of labels and other warnings, and that hazards and precautions be explained. This training will cover these elements and more.
After this course participants should be able to:
- identify the most common welding hazards
- take the necessary steps to avoid those hazards