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Chosen Person Nazi (Welder)

Chosen Person Nazi (Welder) | Mani's Occupational Health and Safety CQU | Scoop.it

The man is in the image is my friend Nazi. He is a first class welder. He has been working as a welder for more than 10 years. Currently he is working in an Engineering company in Queensland. This company is a large fabrication and construction company servicing the mining, power generation, petrochemical, processing, infrastructure and commercial industries throughout Australia and Asia. Nazi shared his experience about the hazards and risk involve in welding works. 

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Welding-Welding can generate metal particulates and noxious gases including ozone, nitrogen oxides and carbon monoxide.

Possible Hazards associated with welding-

1. The arc

2. The fumes 

3. The volatile combination of heat and gas

4. The electrical circuit

5. The hot metal

Personal Protective Equipment and Clothing should be worn-

1. A shield or helmet

2. Fire resistant gauntlet leather gloves

3. Wool or fire-resistant canvas protective clothing that covers arms, legs and neck that also provide UV protection.

4. A leather apron

5. Leather steel-capped safety boots with leather spats

6. A felt skull-cap or beret

7. Overalls

8. Wear full helmet equipment to protect the head from falling objects, impact from protruding objects, hot or flying metal particles.

Other possible Hazards in workplace-

> Slips, Trips and Falls

A little slip at work can have a big impact on life.

More serious slips or trips together with the resulting falls may result in:

> Sprain or strains

> Broken bones when trying to break the fall

> A back injury due to the sudden and forceful impact during a fall

> Burns if it occurs near hot surfaces or if the person is handling hot fluids

> Cuts if it occurs near sharp objects

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Fire and explosion risks - Workplace Health and Safety Queensland

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Welding is Hot work that generates heat or continuous streams of sparks. Undertaking hot work in areas where flammable or combustible chemicals or other materials are present creates a significant risk of fire or explosion.

This site will help Nazi to know about hazardous area in his workplace, risk control measures, controlling flammable substance emission, controlling ignition sources and controlling hot work. 

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Welding Processes (Code of Practice)

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Welding can be dangerous and unhealthy if the proper precautions are not taken. However, with the use of new technology and proper protection, risks of injury and death associated with welding can be greatly reduced, Since many common welding procedures involve an open electric arc or flame, the risk of burns and fire is significant; this is why it is classified as a hot work process. To prevent injury, welders wear personal protective equipment in the form of heavy leather gloves and protective long sleeve jackets to avoid exposure to extreme heat and flames.

Protect all areas of Nazi's body from injury during welding or cutting by wearing the proper protective clothing and equipment. Welders, like firemen, must wear clothing to protect them from being burned. Of all injuries to welders, burns are the most common due to sparks landing on bare skin. Welding arcs are very intense and can cause burns to skin and eyes with just a few minutes of exposure. From this site Nazi will find out about personal protective equipment, the types of PPE recommended for use in welding and the Source and Health Effect of Welding Fumes.

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Welding

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Arc welding is a safe occupation when sufficient measures are taken to protect the welder from potential hazards. When these measures are overlooked, welders can encounter such dangers as electric shock, overexposure to fumes and gases, arc radiation, and fire and explosion. Keeping the arc welding operator in mind, from this site Nazi will find both mandatory safety practices and those based on shop experience. As to preventing electric shock, the key word is dry! Moisture can increase the potential for and severity of electric shock. When working in wet conditions, or when perspiring heavily, Nazi must be even more careful to insulate his body from electrically “live” parts and work on grounded metal. 

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American Society of Safety Engineers

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Welding can generate fumes, mists, dust, vapours and gases, including ozone. The amounts and types of fumes produced vary greatly depending on the process involved and the materials being used such as metals, solvents, flux, paint and plastics. The health effects of exposure to fumes, dust, vapour and gases can vary. Effects can include irritation of the upper respiratory tract (nose and throat), tightness in the chest, asphyxiation, asthma, wheezing, metal fume fever, lung damage, bronchitis, cancer, pneumonia or emphysema.

 From this site, Nazi will be able to find the information about what are the hazards from welding fumes and how can he prevent exposure to welding fumes. 

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metal_fabrication_guide_safety.pdf

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Metal fabrication workshops face a range of typical hazards—unguarded equipment, welding and grinding, working in and around mobile machinery and loading and unloading product. Most of the injuries are musculoskeletal, caused by lifting, carrying and putting down objects—handling raw materials, loading pallets and using equipment in the fabrication process. 

 From this site, Nazi will be able to find the information about how to proper use of forklifts or cranes to unload heavy raw materials, appropriate training and use of effective lifting methods, and employment of trolleys to transport materials between stages of the fabrication process. 

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