Hazards in welding

By 5 September, 2013 June 21st, 2019 Weld

First of all , to assess the risks of welding will have to take into account several factors:

  • What type of welding we are using
  • What are the joining base metal
  • What metal we use for welding, which molten and gas type
  • How long will we be exposed to these risks
  • What type of ventilation have

What weather conditions, if we are on the outside working placeWe could diversify by type of welding, but as follows we expose the most remarkable risks in general and on which our tissues can provide adequate protection (in some of them):

Inhalation of smoke and suspension particles by type and where the operation is done
Lack of oxygen in the gas mixture of oxygen consumed around us
Eye damage and skin
– Ultraviolet (UV) and Infrared (IR)
– Contact with high temperature areas
– By radiation (intense heat due to producing bindings & union processes)
– Metal splash
Entrapment / confined spaces
Stepping on sharp objects around us
Falls from height or at ground level
Direct or indirect Electricity
– The use of the equipment, leave them in place working (for the electrostatic charge that could be generated)
– Or by some kind of electrical failure that may occur in the equipment
Fire and explosion
– Combustible materials
– Gas leaks
– Return of the flame
– Pressure machinery
– Sometimes Atmospheres over-oxygenated
– Work in containers which have held combustible materials ( high risk of explosion materials)

HINT: You should never performed the welding operation with contact lenses