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.
Welders create their own problems by exhibiting lack of confidence and not wearing their Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). “Certification welds” should be better than “production welds” because the weld coupons are new, clean and the weld surfaces are smooth. The weld test booth is clean, lighted and a safe workplace. Welders tend to overlook the fact that their success in providing a satisfactory demonstration of their welding performance is important to all parties.
Spotlight on: Arc Welding, Welds & NDE
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Safety means risk management concerning environment, health and safety. Safety is no accident. Safety is planned. Welding and NDT are potentially hazardous occupations. As a welding leader, a measure of success is the regular, safe performance of others.
The “mission” is to create "great thinkers". Education is the only answer to get us out of the business problems that we find ourselves in as welding leaders. Don't worry about why welding or NDT works, leaders are concerned about how they benefit them, safely. Learn what each of us can do to make welding and NDT safer.
Ferris University Michigan - Offering both an Associates of Applied Science as well as a Bachelor's Degree in Welding programs. Scholarship information is available on their website.
Lincoln Tech, Connecticut, Colorado, Tennessee, and Texas - Offers Diploma programs. The Welding Technology program prepares students for entry-level welder positions as structural and pipe welders. Scholarships available.
Red River Community College, Mississippi - The Welding and Cutting Program at Pearl River Community College is designed to lead to a Career Certificate, Technical Certificate or an Associates of Applied Science Degree.