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A safety meeting in a nutshell


Note to Discussion Leader: Prior to the meeting, review the types of welding processes in use, the specific hazards associated with those processes and any MSDSs or safe operating procedures for those processes. This information can then be used to supplement the material provided.

The principal types of welding processes used in industry today are electric arc welding (stick welding), heli arc welding (TIG welding), MIG welding, and oxygen acetylene welding and burning.

The primary hazards associated with welding are:

The two most common injuries associated with welding operations burns to the skin and eyes. For protection from injury, the welder should always wear:

Welders should also:

Finally, it is the responsibility of the welder to:



-- from the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation Safety Leaders Discussion Guide