When Should You Buy a PAPR?

An Unfiltered Look at Welding Respiratory Protection: Fabricators are under continual pressure to reduce exposure to potentially harmful substances for their workers, both for health and productivity purposes. This article will help you to understand hazardous fumes in the workplace and how to manage and protect yourself from them. It is important when you’re dealing […]

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Safety With Plasma

It’s a true saying; every good safety program starts from the top. If management isn’t showing a commitment then it’s going to be hard for employees to buy into the safety process. However, it’s the operator of the equipment who has the most responsibility – and the most “skin in the game”. So, this email […]

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Welding Curtains: An Essential Safety Tool

Yea, we both know how important it is. Here’s an excerpt from WorkSafe BC safety regulations:  12.122 Radiation protection (1) Arc welding must not be carried out unless workers who may be exposed to radiation from the arc flash are protected by adequate screens, curtains or partitions or wear suitable eye protection. (2) A screen, […]

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Why Do We Need Check Valves or Flash Back Arrestors?

Why Do We Need Check Valves or Flash Back Arrestors? “Suitable safety devices to prevent reverse gas flow and to arrest a flashback must be installed on each hose in an Oxy-fuel system, between the torch and the regulator.” –Work Safe BC regulation 12.120 Flashback prevention Click here for the publication from WorkSafe BC   […]

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Fuse Blocks for Water-Cooled TIG Torches

  “For want of a nail the shoe was lost. For want of a shoe the horse was lost. For want of a horse the rider was lost. For want of a rider the message was lost. For want of a message the battle was lost. For want of a battle the kingdom was lost. […]

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Welding Fumes in the Air

Welding Fumes in the Air? Watch for Manganese… By Ron-Son’s Torch  “It’s early Saturday morning and Cicero the bull is standing in   the middle of the train tracks. He’s preparing himself to take on the oncoming freight train. So there he is, pawing the ground, snorting furiously, and trying to look large and terrible. The […]

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  • victor
  • esab
  • avesta
  • hypertherm
  • hobart
  • walter
  • weldmark