It only takes a cursory examination of a welding torch to understand there are some real safety concerns with this craft. Welding is a 100-plus-year-old practice that's still a fundamental component of machine work and industry today.
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.
Established in 1928, the John Tillman Company, with the support of North America’s largest distributor network, has grown to be the largest and most trusted brand of hand and body protection for welders and industrial workers. To think it all started 90 years ago, a humble welder from the oil fields of Southern California developed a new welding glove out of frustration with the gloves he was using.
The latest launch of new products from Steiner Industries introduces an innovative new concept of TIG glove to add to their extensive offering of high-performance TIG welding gloves. Drawing upon design concepts from one of Steiner Industries’ most successful innovations ever, the Pro-Series IronFlex® TIG 0260, the NEW IronFlex® TIG 0261 blends the unique design features of a mechanic’s glove, a TIG glove and a driver’s style glove to achieve the ultimate balance between TIG welding and material handling.
3M features virtual reality educational experiences for fall protection and welding safety at national trade show
September 18, 2017
3M™ Personal Safety Division features the “3M Science of Safety” at the National Safety Council Congress & Expo (NSC), booth #2803, in Indianapolis beginning Monday, Sept. 25. In addition to highlighting new products and access to its credentialed technical service team, 3M is offering virtual reality training demonstrations for fall protection, fall protection for tools and welding safety.
These days, glove manufacturers have access to higher performing materials and better sewing patterns. But with so many options on the market, how do you know which ones are the best welding gloves for your application?
Electromagnetic energy given off by an arc or flame can injure workers’ eyes and is commonly referred to as radiant energy or light radiation. For protection from radiant energy, workers must use personal
protective equipment, such as safety glasses, goggles, welding helmets, or welding face shields.
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.