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Which important safety protocols should all welders follow?

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Joel’s Answer

Some important safety rules when welding.
Always wear proper flame retardant protection. Exposed Skin can get burned "like sunburn" from arc, tig, mig welding flash.
Always wear eye protection and face shield.
Always wear welding gloves and cover any flammable materials that may be within your work area with flame retardant blankets or covers.
Always wear proper foot protection and ensure you have good grounds as needed for your type of work.
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Justin’s Answer

It is impossible to bundle up welding safety in a nutshell. Here is a valuable resource from the American welding society.
https://www.aws.org/standards/page/safety-health-fact-sheets
Taking a OSHA course will also help.
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Jeff’s Answer

Be aware of your surroundings at all times. Take time every few minutes to see who is doing what around you and why. Get to know what noises are around you and how they affect you. When welding, if you smell burning, stop immediately and make sure it's not you. It's easy to put out a sleeve fire, just catch it quickly. Keep your senses tuned to what is going on. Especially hearing and smell, while under the welding hood.

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Michael’s Answer

If you have any concerns about your or coworkers safety don't do it .... get a hold of the safety people and voice your concerns about the job.....
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Matthew’s Answer

The number one safety rule you can follow in any metal shop or welding application is to wear safety glasses...Secondly, always have a shield up especially if you welding on alternating current... Flash burn is a hellish fit of agony and pain that happens when you accidentally see the weld for an extended period of time... The obvious like wearing gloves and boots and long sleeves are a necessity... Just always remember you control the machine, the machine does not run you
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