The Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA – a member organization of the Canadian Federation of Construction Safety Associations) and the Millwrights Labour-Management Trade Committee in Ontario have developed a Health and Safety Guide for Arc Welding. Intended for millwrights and other associated construction trades such as pipe fitters and sheet metal workers, this guide provides information on some of the health and safety hazards associated with arc welding such as
- Breathing in toxic fumes and gases
- Starting a fire or explosion
- Getting serious burns from hot metal
- Receiving electric shocks from welding cable.
This guide can be ordered directly from IHSA for a small fee. For more information or to order the guide, click here.