Welding activity poses lots of risk in-which welders should be protected against.
Common hazards/risk associated with welding are – Burns, Sparks, Spatter, Electric shock, fumes and Radiation.
Welding personal protective equipment/clothing forms the last line of defense to protect welders from these hazards/risk.
In this article, we will highlight major welding personal protective equipment/clothing needed for welding work and their nature of protection:
- Welding helmet, hand shield, or goggles:
- Flying particles, debris
- Hot slag, sparks
- Intense light
- Irritation and chemical burns
- Respirators: Protects from fumes and oxides
- Fire/Flame resistant clothing and aprons:
- Heat, fires
- Ear muffs, ear plugs:
- Boots, gloves:
- Electric shock
Welding personal protective equipment specification
Below is the specification for the personal protective equipment required for welding work.
This covers specification for:
- Head protection
- Face protection
- Legs protection
- Hands protection
- Body protection, etc.
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