Welding is one of the most commonly used methods of joining metals at the industrial level, and one of the reasons for this is that it is one of the most economical, if not the most economical.
But there are undoubtedly many risks that arise directly from welding work, which we must learn to identify to prevent them with the necessary tools.
Welding Safety Equipment Checklist
- Welding Helmets
- Other Eye and Face Protection
- Safety Glasses
- Body Protection
- Aprons and Sleeves
- Welding Hats and Beanies
Commonly, one of the risks is exposure to heat and flame since it can suffer from fire burns or different contact heats and splashes.
We must also take care of the UV radiation emitted by the arc if the type of welding applies, being quite dangerous for the retina if the vision’s exposure to it is prolonged.
Finally, we cannot forget the risk of mechanical aggressions related to the different jobs involving handling tools.
That is why we will need a green glass protective screen to avoid irreversible damage from the light, ultraviolet, and infrared radiation generated in the electric arc.
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Another essential product is protective gloves when performing any welding task, usually made of padded leather and reinforced seams that help avoid accidents with other objects.
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Welding work clothes, especially cotton with fibers resistant to thermal aggressions, allow us to stay comfortable and safe at the same time within the workspace.
Also, there are several convenient accessories to be safe when welding, such as green glass protective glasses.
Jackson Safety Contour Magnetic Burning Guide (14791), 1 / Order, Silver, Length 24" Width 2"
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Jackson Safety Pipe Measure Tool – Wrap Around Tape, Flex Angle Diameter and Circumference Measuring and Marking Gauge for 5" to 9', XX Large Size, Black, 14756
Kings County Tool Safety Shop Goggles Set | Thick German Shatterproof Laminated Glass Lenses | Grey Glass UV Protected Sunglasses Lens | Real Level-5 Welder’s Lenses
1 Pair Black Solar Auto Darkening Welding Goggle Safety Protective Welding Glasses Mask Helmet, Eyes Goggles Mask Anti-Flog Anti-glare Goggles
QeeLink Leather Work Shop Apron with 6 Tool Pockets Heat & Flame Resistant Heavy Duty Welding Apron, 24" x 36", Adjustable M to XXL for Men & Women (Brown)
Hudson Durable Goods - Heavy Duty Waxed Canvas Work Apron with Tool Pockets (Black), Cross-Back Straps & Adjustable M to XXL
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Jackson Safety BH3 Auto Darkening Filter Welding Helmet with Balder Technology, Black, Universal Size, 46157
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MCR Safety 4500XXL 13-Inch Memphis Split Cow Leather Welder Men's Gloves with Self Hemmed Cuff, Blue, 2X-Large, 1-Pair
Jackson Safety #6 Standard Centering Head Pipe Marker, Manual, 4" Y-Type Head with Adjustable Dial Set Level, 1/2" to 4" Pipe Diameter (Pack of 2), 14775
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Revco Industries Revco GB100 BSX Extreme Gear Pack with Helmetcatch
RAPICCA Leather Forge Welding Gloves Heat/Fire Resistant, Mitts for Oven/Grill/Fireplace/Furnace/Stove/Pot Holder/Tig Welder/Mig/BBQ/Animal handling glove with 16 inches Extra Long Sleeve – Blue
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UVEX by Honeywell Bionic Face Shield with Clear Polycarbonate Visor (S8500)
$27.99 in stock
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Jackson Safety Ultra-Lightweight Insight Variable Auto Darkening Filter Welding Helmet, Nylon, Halo X, Black, Universal Size, 46131
$163.79 in stock
Carhartt Men's Washed Duck Work Dungaree Pant, Black, 34W X 34L
QeeLink Leather Welding Apron - Heat & Flame-Resistant Heavy Duty Work Apron with 6 Pockets, 42" Extra Large & Cross Back Extra Long Strap, Adjustable M to XXXL Aprons for Men & Women (Brown)
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