Welding — one of the OSHA-defined “hot work” activities — is a major task in many industries. You’ll find it performed in manufacturing, fabrication, and repair work. In fact, anywhere two or more materials must be joined together, welding will likely be present.
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between safety footwear that costs less than $100 and those that cost more than $300? While elements like quality of leather, name brand and where it was made factor into the final cost, the largest differentiator is the quality and type of construction.
I saw a Reddit thread the other day asking the question “who pays for PPE? Is it an employee or the employer?” The replies were varied but were none definite. So with the safety bat signal in the air and people pleading for help, I hit the books.