This on-demand session is facilitated by 3M Welding Specialist, Mike Hallock. It will provide an overview of the key safety hazards during metalworking applications and offer some guidance on how to keep metalworkers safer on your site. It will discuss the most common injuries and illnesses that occur in metalworking including the short and long-term effects and costs associated with each of these hazards. It will also outline the current regulations and those that are most commonly cited by OSHA.
The key hazards that will be discussed during this session include:
- Respiratory protection concerns including exposure to welding plume and fume, manganese and hexavalent chromium
- Eye Injuries from flying particulate or objects, foreign materials, contact with chemicals, and welding arc
- Arc Radiation from exposure to visible, ultraviolet (UV) or infrared (IR) light
- The noise levels experienced with various metalworking applications, and how to prevent noise induced hearing loss in workers
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