Safe Handling of Pressurized Gasses and Welding


5 hours

  What Students Learn:
This study unit will teach students important safety facts and practices involving the high pressure and low pressure gases used in welding. Covered are the fundamentals of electric arc welding, equipment requirements and proper operating procedures. Trainees will learn general welding safety and specific practices. You will learn about controlling heat sources from welding operations to protect yourself from harm and your facility from fire.

When a student completes this study unit, he and she will be able to:
  • Identify common welding gases and understand how they are used in welding operations.
  • Point out the hazards associated with welding gases.
  • Safely handle and store different types of gas cylinders.
  • Safely operate a basic gas welding setup.
  • Recognize the safety considerations involved in the setup and operation of electric arc welding equipment.
  • Identify welding equipment malfunctions and take corrective action.
  • Utilize fire prevention and protection methods specific to welding operations.
  • Discuss the importance of the hot work permit program in your facility.
  • Explain the correct use of protective clothing and equipment for welding.
  • Utilize proper ventilation when welding.
  • Effectively deal with confined spaces when performing welding operations.

    Safety in Welding and Cutting; Safe Handling and Storage of Gas Cylinders; Use of Oxy-fuel Welding and Cutting Systems; Safe Operation of Welding Equipment; Safe Use of Electric Arc Welding Equipment; Protection of Welders and Welding Facilities.



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