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SAFETY IN THE SHOP A GUIDE TO SAFETY WHILE ARC WELDING. Carlos Ramos. PRESENTATION OUTLINE. GENERAL SHOP SAFETY HOUSEKEEPING FIRE PREVENTION MANAGEMENT WELDING SHOP SAFETY EYE PROTECTION DRESS CODE BEHAVIOR VENTILATION. Housekeeping. Cleaning work areas

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PRESENTATION OUTLINE

GENERAL SHOP SAFETY

HOUSEKEEPING

FIRE PREVENTION

MANAGEMENT

WELDING SHOP SAFETY

EYE PROTECTION

DRESS CODE

BEHAVIOR

VENTILATION

housekeeping
Housekeeping
  • Cleaning work areas
  • Sweeping—prevent slips and falls
  • Keeping designated walking areas clear of debris
  • Restoring equipment and tools after job is completed
fire prevention
Fire Prevention
  • Discard frayed cords and wires
  • Keep flammable liquids away from heat
  • Class C fire extinguishers for electrical fires with a 15 foot maximum distance apart
general management
General Management
  • Safety programs—training, meetings, etc.
  • MSDS sheets
  • Emergency phone numbers
safety eye protection
SAFETY: Eye Protection
  • “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” when it comes to eye protection
  • Always wear proper eye protection when working in the shop
  • A welder must be protected from harmful light radiation given off by the welding process
  • For welding you will be using chipping goggles and a welding helmet
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Here are

examples of

proper eye

protection

dress code
Dress Code
  • Wear properly fitted clothes.
  • When welding, sleeves should be buttoned and gloves should be worn.
  • Wear boots or high top; Tightly laced shoes.
  • Do not wear loose clothing, shirt tails, and unbuttoned sleeves around power equipment.
  • Do not wear clothes that you do not want to get dirty.
behavior
Behavior
  • Most accidents are caused by carelessness
  • Caused by human error
  • Refrain from getting involved in poor

shop behavior:

scuffling playing with tools

tripping running

pushing hurrying projects

disobeying shop rules loud talking

welding fumes
Welding Fumes
  • Welding fumes can be harmful to the welder causing implications such as:
    • Irritation of the respiratory tract
    • Metal fume fever
    • A condition known as siderosis
    • Slightly increase the risk of lung cancer
  • For these reasons, one should take precaution with welding fumes
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Welding should be done in a well ventilated area

Should attempt to control fumes at the source

Common ways

Extracted benches

Local exhaust ventilation

Welding Fumes
common ventilation practices
Common Ventilation Practices

Extracted bench method Local exhaust ventilation

conclusion
Conclusion
  • You have just received a crash course in general and welding shop safety. Using these guidelines and precautions will provide a safer, more efficient workplace.
  • Questions??????