Welding and cutting activities are present in a wide array of industries, where metalworks are the everyday. Professionals of welding and cutting are highly prepared, skilled, and up to the challenge. However, many hazards continue to be present for workers involved in this activity. The use of heat and pressure lead to dangerous scenarios, situations where workers may get seriously injured. Therefore, safety measures must be applied.
The problem with welding and cutting is that there is no margin for mistakes. When welders make mistakes, they are putting in serious risk their own lives. What is worse is that, even if no mistakes are committed by the professional, the long-term activity without the correct application of strict safety procedures can lead to significant health issues.
At HP Safety Consulting, we can provide your organization with welding and cutting safety training that will allow your workers to become fully capable of protecting themselves from this hazardous activity at all times. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) demands companies to provide high-quality, certified safety training to employees in order to create safer work environments, minimizing the change of incidents.
Focusing On What Matters
The HP Safety Consulting team provides welding and cutting safety training that focuses on the things that matter to both employers and employees. Our professionals cover the gas and arc methods that are the most used in these industrial activities, explaining to the workers what the real threats are and which methods and procedures are available to prevent incidents in the workplace.
Aspects of welding and cutting as transporting gas cylinders, how to treat the cylinders, the different tools used in the activity and how to maintain them in perfect shape, fire prevention, ventilation, and many others are treated in depth, aiming to provide a productive and actionable point of view.
It’s also important for everyone involved to understand the consequences of failing to implement and follow the safety procedures that are necessary in welding and cutting activities. Elements as fumes and gases that are produced during the activity and that come from bases materials, coatings, paints, and consumables are highly toxic and can affect both in the short and long term. These fumes have been linked to serious respiratory conditions as pneumonia, silicosis, bronchitis and different types of cancer as lung cancer, larynx cancer, and urinary tract cancer. Besides long-term consequences, incidents may also lead to heat stroke, skin burns, and noise-induced stress and heart disease.
Preparing Your Staff
At HP Safety Consulting, we believe that safety training is the very best way to keep employees safe. Sharing the knowledge of how to proceed with caution and keep the potential hazards at bay will always be the smartest option for organizations that desire to create safe workplaces.
OSHA regulations and guidelines force companies to invest in welding and cutting training to improve the safety conditions. Our training program also grants the proper credentials after completion, allowing the organization to be a step closer to full compliance.
If you want to know more, please, get in contact with our team. We’ll be happy to help you further.