Welding is a high-risk profession that involves working with extremely hot and dangerous materials. Welders face various hazards on the job such as burns, eye injuries, and respiratory problems, if they don’t use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). PPE is therefore essential to ensuring the safety of welders and preventing workplace injuries. At Pure Air, we supply high-quality PPE because the safety of our welding customers is of the utmost importance.
In this article, we will discuss the importance of PPE for welders and the different types of PPE that welders should use to protect themselves.
Welding involves the use of equipment that produces high temperatures to manipulate metals. Welding produces harmful fumes, gases, and particulates. Without the proper use of PPE, welders are at risk of exposure to these hazards, which can lead to serious health issues such as respiratory disease, cancer and neurological damage. Welders are also at risk of physical injury from flying debris, splashes of molten metal, intense heat and high UV light.
PPE is specifically designed to protect welders from these hazards and avoid workplace injuries. With the proper PPE, welders can ensure that they are able to work safely and reduce the risk of accidental injury while, at the same time increasing their productivity on the job.
There are a variety of PPE that should be used to ensure the safety of welders. Pure Air sells market-leading, ‘best quality’ PPE which provides customers the best possible protection against harmful injury.
A welding helmet is one of the most essential pieces of welding PPE. The helmet protects the face and eyes from intense light and radiation produced during welding. Welding helmets are equipped with a shade lens that are specifically designed for welding. These helmets should also have high-quality headgear to ensure a comfortable and secure fit.
It is important for welders to wear protective clothing that will protect the skin from burns and exposure to hot metal. This includes flame-resistant jackets and pants made from materials such as leather or Kevlar.
Safety glasses provide essential eye protection from debris, sparks and other hazards that can cause severe eye injury such as ‘Arc Eye’. Protective glasses are equipped with side shields to provide additional protection.
Welding gloves protect the welder’s hands from a variety of hazards present on the job that can cause injury. Protective gloves are incredibly important because severe hand injury will impact a welder’s ability to work and earn a living. Welding gloves are made with flame-resistant materials and provide a good grip for welding equipment.
Welding blankets are a fire and heat-resistant covering (an accessory) that acts as a flexible barrier against welding hazards. These blankets can be used to protect the welder and other workers in the area from intense heat, flames, sparks, splatter, slag fragments and other debris projectiles.
PPE is essential for welders to ensure their safety on the job. Welders face multiple hazards and without the proper PPE, welders are at risk of serious injury or illness. Pure Air is proud to offer the highest quality PPE to our welding customers. With our industry leading PPE, welders can rest assured that their work environment is safe and the welders who use Pure Air’s PPE are well prepared to prevent workplace injuries.