Online Safety Community

Welding fumes are toxic fumes which have different compositions depending on the materials that are being welded. This is why most of them contain harmful contaminants that can harm the lungs when inhaled. Limited exposure can still lead to debilitating health effects such as:

  • Lung inflammation
  • Loss of appetite
  • Fluid in the lungs
  • Bronchitis
  • Cramps
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

Acute exposure to welding fumes can lead to serious health conditions some which can turn fatal with time. These include:

  • Permanent lung damage
  • Lung, urinary and larynx cancers
  • Eye, nose and throat infections that remain persistent
  • Metal fume fever
  • Stomach ulcers
  • Kidney damage
  • Damage to the nervous system
  • Asphyxiation due to the generated carbon monoxide gas.

How to reduce exposure

Here are some ways the aforementioned conditions can be prevented:

Training workers to understand the hazards of the materials they are welding via OSHA Hazard Communication training.

Ensuring that all welding surfaces are thoroughly cleaned to prevent toxic buildup of paint or solvents.

Ensuring all welders and workers know how to use PPE or personal protective equipment to avoid inhaling fumes and the gas they generate.

Training workers to work upwind when welding or outdoors.

OSHA 30 Hour Construction Industry Outreach

The OSHA 30 Hour Construction Industry Outreach training program is designed for anyone who is involved in the construction business such as foremen and safety supervisors. The program contains all that they need to know about OSHA safety standards and compliance issues along with violation repercussions.

Like all safety training courses, this one should also be taken as an orientation to occupational health and safety for workers. In other words, employers should ensure that they get additional training for the specific jobs they are responsible for. Once they complete the course, each student will be able to download their completion card from the website and will get their official DOL cards within 8 weeks.

Please be advised that the OSHA 30 Hour Construction Industry Outreach in no way meets the prerequisites of OSHA 500 or 501 in any manner. It is a completely different training module and should be taken as such.

The main objectives of the course include:

  • Learning how to implement safety measures that can prevent workplace accidents. Occupational health and environmental control will be included.
  • General safety and health essentials
  • Recognizing the importance of OSHA when it comes to maintaining safe work practices
  • Determining the precautions each job requires
  • Protecting workers who work on ladders and stairways on different work sites
  • Describing the dangers of confined spaces and how to address them
  • Recognizing common electrical and fire hazards as per OSHA standards
  • Recognizing the importance of scaffolding for workers on a construction site.

Sign up today to ensure employees are able to stay healthy and productive at the workplace. In turn, doing so should also reduce the risk of costly lawsuits and hefty violation charges.

Views: 53

Comment

You need to be a member of Online Safety Community to add comments!

Join Online Safety Community

Comment by Tara safe on June 15, 2018 at 3:07am

Welding involves a wide range of tasks and hence a wide range of health and safety hazards Personal Protective Equipment plays a very important role. Proper fit and in compliance to the norms are important factors while selecting a protective gear.

fr clothing, fr shirts,fr jackets

Take our poll!

Take our poll!

Latest Activity

Mark Nilson posted events
12 hours ago
Joseph Wilcox posted a blog post

Aseptic Processing Overview and Validation

This course will provide an overview of the requirements for aseptic and bulk manufacturing operations, including facility design, contamination controls and acceptable personnel behaviors.Cleanroom classifications and the techniques for proper cleaning and disinfection are presented; along with a high-level overview of microbiology in regards to cleanroom environmental monitoring and the associated impact to product and patient health and safety.This course will also review the guidance…See More
13 hours ago
Training Doyens posted events
19 hours ago
Premier Safety is now a member of Online Safety Community
yesterday

Forum

What % of Dollars should be bugeted for All Safety Training for a "Heavy Equipment Road Construction" company with 100 employees? 1 Reply

I have been at a Highway and Road Construction company for six months. I am developing a (first) complete training program. I am the 1st full time safety hire for this company. I need to develop a…Continue

Started by JTurpening. Last reply by Jen McDade yesterday.

Technology and Safety 1 Reply

What are the most useful tools to have at your fingertips? -Toolbox Talks-JSA-JHA-Daily Reports, etc. What is falling through the cracks that could be an easy fix? Safety Managers, Coordinators and…Continue

Tags: safety

Started by Drew stone. Last reply by Jen McDade on Friday.

Important of Warning sign 1 Reply

Warning sign is a type of traffic sign that guide a hazard ahead on the road. Having proper warning sign on the road provide a healthy environment.Continue

Tags: Signs, Workplace, Safety, Sign, Warning

Started by healthandsafetysigns. Last reply by Jen McDade Jan 14.

Workers paticipation in safety management 2 Replies

Workers paticipation in safety management is the aspect which is required to be implemented in the OHSAS 18001 2007 version. , I invite our experience community members to share their views on the…Continue

Tags: management, safety, in, paticipation, Workers

Started by SafetyRaja. Last reply by Tara safe Dec 27, 2018.

How to improve safety culture of factories 4 Replies

How to improve safety culture of factories having mostly contract and casual ever changing workers for whom training and monitoring both are major issues. Such qorkers are mainly meeting accidents in…Continue

Started by Harkant Dave. Last reply by Jen McDade Dec 24, 2018.

Badge

Loading…

© 2019   Created by Safety Community.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service