Welding Safety

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Preventing Welding-Related Accidents in the Construction Industry



Selected Topics from 29 CFR 1926 Subpart J,

The Guidance Document for Occupational Safety & Health for Welding Operations in the Construction Industry is:

Title 29 (of the) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1926 Subpart J, which contains Sections .350 through .354

OSHA Standards by Design. What is the Intention?



The Occupational Safety & Health Act was signed into Federal Law in 1970. The OSHA Standards were derived from:


Standards Incorporated by Reference to 29 CFR 1926, Subpart J include:



When researching the source documents, MAKE SURE you have the correct Publication Date! OSHA Standards are footnoted with references to the Federal Register, e.g. "44 FR 8577, Feb. 9, 1979" These texts contain the discussions which led to the development and adoption of the standards.



Facilitating a Safe and Healthful Working Environment
The Mission of the S&H Professional



The FIRST step in the logical progression of events is to ANALYZE
Analyzing the Specific Needs of the Workplace



An understanding of the whole can only be achieved by understanding each of the parts.
Conditions That Directly Effect Safety & Health in Welding Operations



There are four acceptable options for preventing fires and explosions caused by welding & cutting processes.



Separate the Combustibles From the Welding/Cutting Operation



Protect the Combustibles From Welding/Cutting Operations



Duties and Specifications for the Fire Watcher



Special Notes for Preventing Fire & Explosions due to Welding or Cutting



Unsafe Equipment Promotes Occupational Accidents & Illnesses



Safety Means Communicating



Occupational Illnesses



Compile ALL the MSDS



Inherent Hazards Associated With Welding and Cutting



You MUST be Familiar With and Expect Variations in the WORKPLACE



No One Individual Can Reasonably be Expected to Know Everything About Everything...
(contrary to what some people would have you believe)


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