Health hazards from welding include exposures to metal fumes and to ultraviolet radiation. Safety hazards from these operation include burns, eye damage, electrical shocks, cuts and other. Many of these can be controlled with proper work practices and personal protective equipment (safety). Propers eye and face protection for welding safety varies depending on the particular task being performed. Helmet, hand shield, goggles, and safety glasses or combination of these are accepted must meet the test for transmission of radiant energy prescribed for the practice for occupational and educational Eye and Face Protection. Clothing shall provide sufficient coverage and be made of suitable materials to minimize skin burns caused by sparks spatter or radiation.
Ventilation refers to changes of room air as often as necessary to prevent welders from breathing high levels of airborne contamination.
Welding skills may be gained by attending formal courses or through on-the-job training. A strong technical education in the various forms of welding will expand career possibilities.
Welding education requirements vary by employer. Some employers require welders to have high school diploma and require completion of employers-based welding test. Other employers look for a certificate of undergraduate degree from a technical school, vocational school or community college.
Welding education programs may culminate in a welding certificate of Achievement Associate of Science in welding or bachelor of Science in welding Engineering. Formal education programs may take anywhere from a few weeks to a few years to complete EDUCATION.
The starting pay for most welding jobs is pretty basic,