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  • So moving onto clothing and personal safety equipment. As I'm sure you can notice, I'm

  • wearing a split leather cowhide welding jacket. As you can see, it protects my arms and buttons

  • up tight at the neck and covers my torso. I also recommend heavy cotton pants or blue

  • jeans. You want to have steel-toe work shoes. And I like to wear a turtleneck to protect

  • my skin both from the rays of the arc welder and also from flying sparks.

  • The welding hat goes on backwards, comes down, protects the ears, your hair. And this funny

  • flap in the back keeps those sparks from finding their way down the back of your collar. Some

  • welders like to wear foot protection, particularly if you're doing a lot of cutting activity.

  • These fit over the leg like so, and they come in different styles.

  • By far and away, the most important piece of safety equipment are your gloves. It's

  • important to note that all of this safety equipment, and gloves especially, are heat-resistant.

  • They're not flame-proof. So you don't want to ever put your hand straight into a flame

  • even though you're wearing welding gloves. Gloves should fit well. You should check them

  • to make sure that there are no holes or cracks. And gloves need to be replaced on a fairly

  • regular basis, because the heat and oil from the steel cause the fingers to become stiff

  • and make it very difficult to operate the machinery.

  • For oxygen acetylene welding or cutting, we use safety goggles such as these. These are

  • tinted to protect your eyes from the bright light. They also have a safety lens to prevent

  • any splatter from damaging your eyes. For arc welding, you need to have an arc welding

  • hood. Very important to note that these safety glasses for oxygen acetylene will not protect

  • you from the UV radiation generated by arc welding. This hood protects not only your

  • eyes but also your skin from the high-frequency ultraviolet radiation that you would receive

  • from an arc welder.

  • One thing you really want to remember about any welding process is that it generates extreme

  • amounts of heat. Cutting with oxy-acetylene can generate temperatures in excess of 6,000

  • degrees Fahrenheit. Arc welding generates temperatures of over 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Always wear your gloves. Always assume that everything in the shop could be too hot to

  • touch. Remember not only the work but sometimes the worktop surface, device, even the crescent

  • wrench and tools can absorb a tremendous amount of heat.

So moving onto clothing and personal safety equipment. As I'm sure you can notice, I'm

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B2 H-INT welding arc safety protects heat equipment

10 Safety Tips | Welding

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    kuoyumei   posted on 2015/04/30
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