OSHA Compliance

Welding Safety And New OSHA Rule

 Welding Safety And New OSHA Rule
Welding is not very easy as per as the safety matter concerns. There are larger chances of getting injury in welding than any other works of general and construction company. OSHA has improved the condition of the workers who work in the field of welding. Now, in 1990, OSHA has revised the standard that was made for the safety of the welding workers. The new OSHA standard requires many things that must be complied with by the employees and the employers regarding fire protection, personnel protection, and health protection.

According to the fire prevention:

  • At the working place, all the movable fire hazards should be removed in the case of the welded object that is not removable so that no danger can occur.

  • If these two IE. the fire hazards and the welded object are not possible to remove, then the guards should be used to separate them. Welding must be stopped, if this is not possible.

  • To prevent workers life from danger, fire extinguishers must be placed immediately at the working place.

  • Fire watchers should be employed at the risky place where welding and cutting is done and where there is the most possibility of occurring fire.

  • According to the personnel protection:

  • There should be falling protection for the helpers or welders working on scaffolds, platforms and runways.

  • The passageways, ladders and the stairways must be kept free and there should not be placed any kind of welding equipment that can cause injury to the workers.

  • Workers must have the eye protection, clothing protection before expose to hazard creative welding or cutting.

  • Adequate ventilation and proper procedures must be followed in confined spaces.

  • According to health protection:

  • While working in a four sided screened space, it must be noticed that the existing ventilation must not be restricted.

  • Below the level of permissible exposure the amount of toxic fumes, dusts and gases must be kept by the local exhaust or general ventilating systems.

  • All these safety measures are given to the workers of general and the construction company by OSHA safety training that are conducted by OSHA for the safety and health of the workers.

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