Metal welding safety: Practical advice for employers on controlling hazards when welding

How employers can reduce or eliminate the serious workplace health and safety risks for welders.

Published: 18 Jun 2018
File type: PDF
File size: 1.13 MB
Length: 8 pages
Reading level: Medium

What it contains

Welders are most likely to be injured when producing industrial or commercial machinery and fabricated metal products. This document explains how employers can provide a safe work environment and reduce injury risks. It identifies major hazards and risk controls for:

  • welding equipment that is damaged, incorrectly used or that has electrical faults
  • the welding process, including workers being exposed to gases and fumes
  • welded objects that contain flammable or explosive substances
  • welding with gases
  • welding operators with inadequate training for the task or equipment
  • welding in an uncontrolled environment