Health and Safety in Welding and Allied Processes

Health and Safety in Welding and Allied Processes

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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 injury as well as current legislative safety guidelines. This fifth edition 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 authors explain hazards clearly and concisely, describes how they arise, and suggests practical methods to achieve safe working conditions.... pressure waves. Particularly noisy processes in the welding environment are plasma arc cutting and gouging, arc cutting and gouging, chipping, grinding and engines and generators. ... A schematic diagram is shown in Fig. 8.1. Noise hasanbsp;...

Title:Health and Safety in Welding and Allied Processes
Author:Jane Blunt, N. C. Balchin
Publisher:Woodhead Publishing - 2002


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