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

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