5 WELDING HAZARDS YOU
SHOULD KNOW ABOUT
B L O G | F L A W L E S S S T E E L C O M P A N Y
Welding requires skill and expertise.
Trying it without the proper protective
equipment and an expert’s guidance is
not advisable. If you’re looking into
welding as a career or as a hobby, here
is a welding hazards list for you!
1. Electric Shock
When using any electric-powered tools
and equipment, electric shock is only
one of the threats they pose. However,
it may be more common in welding.
When you weld metal
charged electrical circuits create the
molten metal that fuses metal.
Electric shock is serious, and it can lead
to minor to major injuries, even death.
You can either experience a direct
electric shock, a secondary electric
shock, or a fall after an electric shock.
Wearing damp or wet clothes
Metal platforms or structures
Wet or damp areas
Confined working space
If you are welding, avoid the following:
2. Noise-Related Risks
It is not a secret that welding comes
with a lot of noise. However, your ears
may not be able to handle loud and
considered loud? Anything above 85
decibels can cause hearing problems.
Basic welding jobs such as air arc
gouging and flame cutting can reach up
to 100 decibels.
Heightened blood pressure
Increased heart rate
Ringing sound in the ears (tinnitus)
Frequent exposure to loud activities
like welding can result in the following:
You can either wear noise-canceling
headphones or earplugs.
3. Burn Injuries
It is crucial to know the dangers of
welding for you to understand the
necessary precautionary measures.
Another addition to the welding
hazards list are burn injuries. Burns are
inevitable. When welding, the heat can
reach up to a thousand degrees. The
combination of molten metal and UV
rays makes burn injuries possible.
To avoid burn injuries, it is vital that you
wear the proper protective equipment
from head to toe. Make sure that you
touching any newly welded metals.