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Other AWS Safety & Health Information

Other AWS Health and Safety Information


Download these free Safety and Health Fact Sheets

The free PDF documents below provide clear help in addressing common safety and health concerns. For more detailed information, refer to the free ANSI Z49.1 standard.


1  Fumes and Gases


2  Radiation


3  Noise


4  Chromium and Nickel in Welding Fume


5  Electrical Hazards


6  Fire and Explosion Prevention


7  Burn Protection


8  Mechanical Hazards


9  Tripping and Falling


10  Falling Objects


11  Confined Spaces


12  Contact Lens Wear


13  Ergonomics in the Welding Environment


14  Graphic Symbols for Precautionary Labels


15  Style Guidelines for Safety and Health Documents


16  Pacemakers and Welding


17  Electric and Magnetic Fields (EMF)


18  Lockout/Tagout


19  Laser Welding and Cutting Safety


20  Thermal Spraying Safety


21  Resistance Spot Welding


22  Cadmium Exposure from Welding and Allied Processes


23  California Proposition 65


24  Fluxes for Arc Welding and Brazing: Safe Handling and Use


25  Metal Fume Fever


26  Arc Viewing Distance


27  Thoriated Tungsten Electrodes


28  Oxyfuel Safety: Check Valves and Flashback Arrestors


29  Grounding of Portable and Vehicle Mounted Welding Generators


30  Cylinders: Safe Storage, Handling, and Use


31  Eye and Face Protection for Welding and Cutting Operations


33  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Welding and Cutting


34  Coated Steels: Welding and Cutting Safety Concerns


35  Welding Safety in Education and Schools


36  Ventilation for Welding and Cutting


37  Selecting Gloves for Welding and Cutting


38  Respiratory Protection Basics for Welding Operations


40  Asbestos Hazards Encountered in the Welding and Cutting Environment


41  Combustible Dust Hazards in the Welding and Cutting Environment