In order for a welding business to stay in business, welders must keep welding or it’s a burn on both time and money. One way to promote worker productivity is to provide them with a workplace that rigorously adheres to a culture of safety where issues can be raised by anyone and, ultimately, resolved with a strategy that the whole team can buy into.
To help keep welders safe, the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) and OSHA offer safety guidelines to help workers avoid welding hazards. Awareness of the most common welding hazards and knowing how to avoid them creates a safe, productive work environment for all.
Every TIG welder knows that hand protection can be a balancing act – the need for finger control and finesse at odds with the need for heat resistance. Black Stallion® solves the problem with the new FlakFinger™ heat-shielding sleeve.
After years of research and planning, Forney Industries in Fort Collins, CO has announced the launch of its expanded line of welding, metalworking and auto-darkening helmets. The helmets provide state-of-the-art protection and comfort with custom designs. Replacing the old styles, the upgraded line offers customers a variety of styles that meet the needs for every level of welding.
Robots are everywhere these days – from tackling robots on football practice fields to assembly lines to warehouse retrieval systems to surgical operations. At this year’s American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo, which kicked off officially Monday in sunny Baltimore, ISHN talked to one expo vendor, RoboVent, about the invasion of robots into the welding field.
You may be asking why it matters what image a welder has. It is important because as experienced welders retire, a growing skills gap is making it more difficult for the industry to find qualified replacement welders.