Course 155 Welding Safety: Basic

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Modules: 2
Hours: 1
Sectors: All Industries

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Course 155 Welding Safety: Basic

Key Topics

  • Types of welding
  • Cutting and Brazing
  • Welding equipment
  • Hazards and precautions
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Training

Target Audience

  • Employees
  • Supervisors

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Learn the basics of welding safety.


Welding, cutting, and brazing are hazardous activities that pose a unique combination of both chemical and physical hazards to more than 560,000 workers in a wide variety of industries. The risk from fatal injuries alone is more than four deaths per thousand workers throughout a working lifetime.

There are numerous health hazards associated with exposure to fumes, gases, and ionizing radiation generated during welding, cutting, and brazing.

These hazards include heavy metal poisoning, lung cancer, metal fume fever, flash burns, and many others. The risks associated with these hazards vary depending upon the type of welding materials and welding surfaces.

This course introduces the student to OSHA standards discussing the hazards and safety precautions related to welding, cutting, brazing, and suggestions for protecting welders and coworkers from exposure to the many hazards inherent in those operations.

Modules and Learning Objectives

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Module 1 - Welding Processes and Hazards

Learning objectives in this module include:

  • Describe the basic welding process.
  • Define and describe the process of coalescence.
  • Describe and contrast gas welding with electric arc welding.
  • Describe the various components of gas and electric arc welding equipment.
  • List at least five types of welding defects.
  • Discuss the hazards associated with gas and electric arc welding.

Module 2 - Welding Safe Work Practices and PPE

Learning objectives in this module include:

  • Describe the importance of considering the location of the welding operation.
  • Discuss fire prevention and protection safe practices and fire watch requirements.
  • Discuss welding requirements when performing hot work operations.
  • Describe cutting safe work practices and precautions.
  • Describe brazing and soldering safe work practices and precautions.
  • List and describe the four primary types of burns that may result from welding.
  • List and describe eye, face, body, leg, and foot personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Describe PPE recommendations for light, medium and heavy, and overhead welding operations.

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Course 155 Final Exam

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