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Welding is safe when safe practices are followed


Welding Safety is a concern for all welders because they are continuously exposed to various workplace hazards. Proper procedures, equipment, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) can help make the difference. Work safe…work smart. On this page you can find helpful safety-related information on welding, as well as links to other useful sites.

Welding Process Safety

  • Arc Welding and Cutting Safely(PDF)

  • Arc Welding and Cutting Safely (en Espanol)(PDF)

  • How Safely Do You Weld?(PDF)

  • How to Buy Welding Safety Equipment(PDF)

  • Work Safe...Work Smart poster(PDF)

  • AWS/ANSI- Welding Safety in Welding, Cutting and Allied Processes(PDF)



  • Welding Fumes
  • AWS Safety & Fact Sheets

  • OSHA Health Guidelines on Welding Fumes


  • Hexavalent Chromium
  • Airgas Hexavalent Chromium Cr(VI) brochure (PDF)

  • 3M - Understanding the New Hexavalent Chromium Standard

  • OSHA -


  • NIOSH - Safety and Health Topic: Hexavalent Chromium

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    Related Information

    Hazard/Respirator Selection Chart

    Respiratory Protection Based on Contaminants

    Fume Extractors

    Safety Products

    Request a Safety Catalog

    American Industrial Hygiene Assoc.

    ANSI Website

    AWS Website

    National Safety Council

    NFPA Website