Professional welding can be one of the lucrative and rewarding fields but the welders persistently at risk on the job. Welders are exposed to high temperatures and electrical current for several hours of every day. Therefore, proper safety is a must and finding the best safety equipment is the key.
Enhanced performance with ANSI A6 and A7 cut resistance delivered in a very comfortable family of gloves
May 29, 2019
Tillman, a leader in personal protective solutions for welders and the industrial market announces the introduction of the OilShield™ line of oil resistant and ANSI cut resistant gloves. “No one likes to feel liquid seeping through their leather gloves; to combat this, Tillman developed a family of top grain Goatskin gloves with OilShield, a molecular additive that repels oil, grease and liquids from penetrating leather” said Jeff Shipley, Director of Marketing for Tillman.
A worker suffered severe burns in an explosion while he was repairing a semitrailer in DeKalb County, GA.
The explosion occurred at a tractor-trailer repair factory in the 4300 block of Old McDonough Road, DeKalb County Fire Rescue spokesman Dion Bentley said from the scene.
Initially, officials said the fire started after the semitrailer crashed into the building.
A 57-year-old man was killed in an accidental welding explosion while working on a boat at a Kemah, TX business.
According to the Galveston County Sheriff's Office, the blast happened at Gulf Coast Trawl Doors in the 900 block of Lawrence Road. Witnesses say the shop owner was welding on a gas tank of a small off-shore boat at the time of the accident.
One person was taken to the hospital after an explosion broke out at home in Westerlo, NY.
Seven different fire departments were called to respond to an explosion at 8 Slade Road in Westerlo. Firefighters said the fire was a tough blaze to put out.
"When we arrived we had numerous bottles of oxygen and assetline exploding in the structure itself," said Chief Don Filkins, assistant chief at Westerlo fire department.
New gray shields offer true color and improved peripheral vision for electricians servicing energized equipment
January 9, 2019
Cementex, the safety tool specialists, announces that the color of the company’s Arc Flash Resistant PPE Task Wear Face Shield has changed from green to gray. Providing exceptional Visible Light Transfer (VLT), the Cementex Hundred Series are constructed with a True Color Gray (TCG) Arc Rated Face Shield, improving technician vision over prior green models.
Thanks to low operating costs, intrinsic mechanical properties, and the increased production of light vehicles, the global welding products market is set to surge, climbing from $11.82 billion in 2015 to $19.76 billion by 2025.
Welding and welding safety are nothing new to us all. While welding equipment today has dramatically improved, the fumes generated remain hazardous and are classified as a carcinogen. Has respiratory protection for welders improved to the same degree?
Many manufacturers use one of two options to clear the air of welding fumes – filter the dirty air and recirculate clean air inside the facility, or exhaust the dirty air outside and provide clean replacement air from outside.