The welding industry is one inherently susceptible to health and safety risks. Therefore, it is essential for employees and managers in this field to be aware of the risks and safety measures necessary to minimize them, as well as current legislative safety guidelines.
This fifth edition of Health and Safety in Welding and Allied Processes has been extensively revised to take into account recent advances in technology and legislative changes both in the UK and USA. Beginning with a description of the core safety requirements, it goes on to describe the special hazards found in the welding environment - noise, radiation, fumes, and gases, etc. - in terms of their effects and the strategies that can be adopted to avoid them. The book explains hazards clearly and concisely, describes how they arise, and suggests practical methods to achieve safe working conditions.
This book serves as an excellent reference source for welders, their managers, and health and safety practitioners who have welding and related processes taking place within their companies.
RISKS AND PRINCIPLES FOR THEIR CONTROL
Setting up the Workplace
First Aid and Accident Reporting
Compressed and Liquefied Gases
Fume, Dust, Vapour and Gases
Control of Exposure to Fume, Dust, Vapour and Gases
Noise and Vibration
Gas Welding, Cutting and Preheating
Arc Welding and Cutting
Plasma Arc Processes
Electron Beam Welding
Laser Welding and Cutting
Brazing and Braze Welding
Welding and Flame Spraying Plastics
Inspection and Testing
Welding in More Hazardous Environments
LEGISLATION AND APPENDICES
Appendix A: Glossary
Appendix B: Sample Risk Assessment for Arc Welding
Appendix C: Useful Addresses