Welding, cutting, and brazing are hazardous activities that pose a unique combination of both safety and health risks to more than 500,000 workers in a wide variety of industries. The risk from fatal injuries alone is more than four deaths per thousand workers over a working lifetime. This course will inform learners of potential health and safety concerns unique to welding, cutting, and brazing. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements.
Learner objectives are to specify fire prevention techniques used during welding, cutting, and brazing; specify the proper handling, transportation, use, and storage of compressed gas cylinders; specify proper operating procedures to ensure a safe means of welding and cutting; identify potential health concerns associated with welding, cutting, and brazing; define the importance of using proper Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); and identify safety concerns while welding, cutting, and brazing in confined spaces.
This course was developed with subject matter support provided by the Pinchin Group of Companies, an environmental, health and safety consulting firm with offices across Canada.Learning Objectives
- Cite fire prevention techniques used during welding, cutting, and brazing
- Identify regulatory issues for compressed gas storage
- Identify safe storage procedures for compressed gas
- Identify correct practices for storing oxygen and acetylene cylinders safely
- Identify proper operating procedures to ensure a safe means of welding and cutting
- Identify safety devices used in oxyacetylene welding
- Identify potential health hazards related to welding, cutting, and brazing
- Identify requirements for PPE when welding
- Identify safety concerns while welding, cutting, and brazing in confined spaces