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'How-to Welding Class'
Video: Shop Safety and Wearing Protective Gear
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Welding safety is as important as welding technique. At our shop, safety
comes first. Even a two-minute mate up of metal parts or cutting chore calls for safety gear: a
leather apron or coat, leather lace-up work boots, an ANSI certified helmet or goggles, and safe welding
A hot torch can cause burns or ignite debris around the shop. It's
enough to focus on your welding repair or fabrication work—without setting the shop on fire
or suffering a dangerous skin burn.
Use a welding blanket to catch slag and hot metal. A Kevlar or
fiberglass weave welding blanket, with a high temperature rating, works best. Avoid the use of asbestos in
anything, this is a known safety hazard. Protect the shop floor from molten slag burns and
Safety leather coat with apron is a worthwhile investment. Though hot in
the summer while welding, the coat helps avoid burns, scrapes and glowing slag debris. Make it a priority: wear
protection against hazards and ultra-violet rays that cause skin damage—and can even lead
Your welding helmet should offer full protection from hot
debris plus the shading required for the type of welding. There are fixed lens and automatic darkening
helmets. At right is a helmet that darkens in 1/25,000th of a second to prevent eye damage, yet allows full
view for setup of pieces prior to striking an arc. Make sure the helmet is ANSI rated for safety and
protection. Shield at left is for gas welding and cutting only.
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