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Welding, Brazing and Soldering

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David LeRoy Olson
David LeRoy Olson
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Thomas A. Siewert
Thomas A. Siewert
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Stephen Liu
Stephen Liu
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Glen R. Edwards
Glen R. Edwards
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ASM International
Volume
6
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-173-3
Publication date:
1993
Book Chapter

Safe Practices[1]

By
American Welding Society
American Welding Society
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G.R. Spies
G.R. Spies
Chairman
The B.O.C. Group, lnc.
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G.C. Barnes
G.C. Barnes
Alloy Rods Company
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K.L. Brown
K.L. Brown
The Lincoln Electric Company
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W. Beisner
W. Beisner
Hobart Brothers Company
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O.J. Fisher
O.J. Fisher
Babcock and Wilcox Company
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W.S. Howes
W.S. Howes
NEMA
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C. Philp
C. Philp
Handy and Harman Company
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A.F. Manz
A.F. Manz
A.F. Manz Associates
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J.H. Hannahs
J.H. Hannahs
Midmark Corporation
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M.J. Tomsic
M.J. Tomsic
Plastronics Incorporated
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Published:
1993
Page range:
1189 - 1205

Abstract

Safety is an important consideration in all welding, cutting, and related work. This article discusses the basic elements of safety general to all welding, cutting, and related processes. It includes safety procedures common to a variety of applications. The most important component of an effective safety and health program is management support and direction. The article reviews the role of management, training, housekeeping, and public demonstrations in welding safety to minimize personal injury and property damage. It provides information on the safety measures for eye and face protection in various welding and cutting operations. Injuries and fatalities from electric shock in welding and cutting operations can occur if proper precautionary measures are not followed. The article discusses the electrical safety aspects to be considered for various welding and cutting operations.

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American Welding Society , G.R. Spies, G.C. Barnes, K.L. Brown, W. Beisner, O.J. Fisher, W.S. Howes, C. Philp, A.F. Manz, J.H. Hannahs, M.J. Tomsic, 1993. "Safe Practices", Welding, Brazing and Soldering, David LeRoy Olson, Thomas A. Siewert, Stephen Liu, Glen R. Edwards

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