Planning on welding anytime soon? Make sure you have the following Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to keep yourself safe while welding:
Liberty Mutual Research Intitute for Safety reports that eye injuries account for ¼ of all welding injuries. Protect your eyes and vision by wearing appropriately rated welding helmets, and safety goggles.
Welding is hot work- protect your face and skin from hot slag and ultraviolet radiation by using appropriate face protection.
Some welding processes can produce excessive noise- using protection can protect your hearing from the effects of excessive noise, as well as prevent sparks and particles from entering your ear canal.
Wearing a compliant welding helmet can help protect your head from damage.
While welding, ensure to wear heavy, durable clothing that covers all areas of exposed skin. Be sure to avoid cuffs, and choose well-fitted (non-loose) clothing.
Hand & Foot Protection
When welding in high spark or slag areas, choose fire-resistant boot protectors and gloves to prevent injury to hands and feet.
Protect yourself against hazardous welding fumes, gases, vapors and other airborne contaminants by using respiratory protection.