Making a Plan for Safety
Welding managers must make their safety expectations clear to welders, other employees, vendors, subcontractors and customers. A lot can be learned about an organization by how safely each individual on the premises acts. Individual attitudes reveal the safety culture that exists in a welding workplace and the level of support from top management. Safety is a constant obligation.
No matter the size of the company, many potential hazards exist, including: dark confined spaces, flames, sparks, molten metal, grinders, gases and toxic fumes, moving cranes, forklifts and electricity. When welders are working, they can not see or hear pending hazards. They are vulnerable to accidents from many sources and must be protected by the design of the workplace.