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Welding Safety Resources and Best Practices

November 3, 2020

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that more than 500,000 workers are injured annually due to welding accidents. Welding requires a dangerous level of heat and energy, so this unfortunate toll isn’t shocking. Welding is a very dangerous job, with the risk of death being more than four per 1,000 during the course of a…

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Pyramex Safety Launches New Glove Options for 2020

May 27, 2020

Pyramex’s new dipped gloves are constructed from Polyurethane, Latex or Nitrile, each reportedly designed be the safest, most comfortable work gloves available. All new dipped gloves meet ANSI/ISEA 105-2016 cut standards (with ratings from A1-A9 depending on model) as well as CE EN388:2016 (with levels A-F depending on model), which further rates cut. Two new…

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The Right Stuff: Finding the Proper Welding Safety PPE

October 10, 2019

Andrew Ortman, Contributor This article takes a deep look into the safety products all welders should be wearing and the options that they have. By breaking down each product category, you’ll have the ability to find the field you need or identify a broad spectrum of needs. General Requirements Aside from face and eye protection,…

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Safety in Welding and Metalworking

August 31, 2019

Barbara T. Nessinger, Chief Editor According to the American Welding Society, an estimated 50% U.S. gross national product is affected by welding. Anything made of metal, no matter how big or small, can be welded. Welding is the most common method used to join metal parts in large structures and equipment, due to its strength.…

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OSHA 1926.350-Gas Welding & Cutting

August 31, 2019

History: During the late 1800s, gas welding and cutting was developed. The production of oxygen, the liquefying of air, along with the introduction in 1887 of a blow pipe or torch, helped the expansion of both welding and cutting. Before 1900, hydrogen and coal gas were mixed with oxygen; but, in about 1900, a torch…

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