Safe Welding and Cutting Practices

Learning objectives

  • List some common welding hazards
  • Identify and describe proper PPE used in welding
  • Discuss the use of ventilation to avoid welding fumes
  • Describe safety practices employed under hot work conditions
  • Describe safety practices employed under confined space entry conditions
  • Identify safety considerations related to cutting operations
  • Recall safety precautions required in oxyacetylene welding operations
  • Identify safety precautions required in arc welding operations
  • Discuss safe storage and handling of compressed gas cylinders
  • Describe precautions taken to avoid electric shock when welding

Course overview

Welding, cutting, and other related processes are associated with several hazards, including electric shock, hot metal, slag, sparks, welding fumes, and exposure to infrared and ultraviolet rays. Anyone who welds must recognize the hazards and understand how to protect the welder and the workplace.

The Safe Welding and Cutting Practices training course identifies common welding hazards and describes how to use personal protective equipment, ventilation, and safety procedures to mitigate these hazards. This course covers:

  • Jobsite safety
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Authorization permits
  • Cutting safety
  • Oxyacetylene welding safety
  • Arc welding safety

Safe Welding and Cutting Practices is part of the Welding and Cutting for Maintenance training series.

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