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Welding, Cutting and Brazing Safety

Welding, cutting and brazing are hazardous activities which expose over half a million workers to safety and health risks in the United States alone. In addition to injuries from burns, flashes and electricity, welders also have to fear exposure to fumes, gases and ionizing radiation which can cause heavy metal poisoning and lung cancer. Proper safety procedures and training can help minimize both immediate and long-lasting health risks. We have compiled a collection of welding safety checklists which can be used for daily operator and equipment self-inspections, Job Safety Analysis checks and PPE checks.

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Daily Welding Safety Checklist

Use this checklist before commencing welding tasks. Start by taking a photo of the work area and check if the operator has undergone proper training, understands instructions, and wears appropriate PPE. Next, evaluate if equipment is in good working condition and the working area is ventilated and free from flammables and obstructions. Inspect if procedures were followed during and after work. End the report by by providing recommendations and an overall safety rating.

Welding, Cutting and Brazing OSHA Checklist

This OSHA self-inspection checklist can be used for inspecting safety of welding, cutting and brazing activities. Perform this quick self-inspection before operating any machinery equipment. Confirm that only trained personnel will be performing the task, check for gas cylinder handling and storage, inspect cables and equipment, check the work area and ventilation and ensure proper PPE is worn at all times.

Welding PPE Checklist

High risk hazards are commonly associated with welding but these can be controlled with appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE). Use this checklist to select the appropriate PPE and check its condition before commencing work.

Job Safety Analysis (JSA) Template

A JSA is an effective procedure to identify hazards associated with welding, cutting or brazing tasks and can help put in place effective safety controls. Use this template to identify and observe each job step, capture any hazards and provide a recommended elimination or control measure.

General Welding Safety Tips

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Avoid hazards when performing welding, cutting or brazing activities by following these basic safety measures:

  • Wear appropriate PPE.
  • Keep a suitable Class ABC fire extinguisher nearby while welding.
  • Keep the work area clean and free of flammables and obstructions.
  • Do not touch the metal parts of the electrode holder with skin or wet clothing.
  • Keep dry insulation between ground and welding operators work.
  • Inspect equipment before proceeding to work.
  • Welding areas require adequate ventilation.
  • Locate the nearest fire alarm and exit.
  • Report incidents and near misses to your supervisor.
  • Clean all equipment and store properly after use.

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