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Improve the Safety of Your Welding Shop

Every month we compile a roundup of welding stories in the news, and every month we find several reports of welding accidents, fires, and injuries. Some weeks there are more than we can include, and we don’t doubt that plenty of incidents go unreported. That’s

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Welding Fume Safety with Respirators

Welding safety involves more than a helmet, gloves, and flame resistant clothing. The fumes produced while welding can be extremely harmful after continuous exposure. While good ventilation and a fume extraction system can help, several practices and products can guard your health and productivity, keeping

Women in Welding Spark New Arc Armor Welding Gear

There’s no mistaking that women are driving some big shifts in the welding industry. From joining welding classes at high schools and community colleges to working as welding instructors to striking arcs on job sites all over North America, there’s a huge demand for welders

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Welding Helmet Technologies Improve Safety and Comfort

Today’s guest post about welding helmets is by Nick Peterson, Welding Engineer/Curriculum Developer, Miller Electric Mfg. Co. Keeping welders protected and comfortable results in a safer and more productive work environment. That’s why equipment manufacturers are designing products to keep welders safe, while also enhancing...

Safely Setting Up a Welding Machine for New Welders

During the holiday season there will be many welders picking up new welding machines and welding supplies for their shops and home welding projects, but if you’re new to welding, you need to spend some time making sure your welder is safe to use

How to Prevent Heat Stress While Welding

Today’s guest post is by Bill Gardner of Miller Electric: With summer approaching, heat is on the rise. As a welder, intense heat can be irritating, but the effects of heat stress can also greatly impact productivity, the ability to concentrate, quality of work, and...

Welding Safety Isn’t Rocket Science

Welding safety isn’t too hard to figure out, but it does require some planning and an investment in the right safety gear. Welders work in a variety of positions and locations, so be sure to review these safety steps to stay safe while welding: A


Welding Jackets: Miller’s Latest in Welder Protection

Today’s guest post about welding jackets is by Eric Sommers of Miller Electric: Not all welding projects are alike, and choosing the correct welding jacket for your specific application requires taking a number of other factors into account. One may be tempted to purchase solely...

The Best Gloves for Stick Welding

Today’s guest post is by Mark Williams of John Tillman Co. Trying to decide which Stick welding glove is right for you? When selecting a stick welding glove there are four important things to consider: What type of leather will work best for your project?

New Ways of Looking at Safety for Welders

Sometimes we take safety for granted. Employers may regularly remind us of safety protocol. We read Fire Prevention for Welders. OSHA books may be handed to us. NFPA codes may be recited, but sometimes it's the simplest visual cues that do the trick to really

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Taking Care of Yourself, Welders’ Fitness and Nutrition

Welders accept a level of risk with their occupation. In general, exercise will increase anyones quality of life. It's especially important for welding to be mindful of their wellbeing. This article may help with that.

The Best Welding Helmet for MIG Welding

MIG welding is used for a wide variety of applications, from large scale fabrication to more precise automotive work. MIG welders tend to create less spatter than stick welding, but you still need to wear proper welding safety gear such as cotton clothes, MIG welding

Safety Tips for Welding in Wet Conditions

It’s just bound to happen. At some point in the course of your welding practice, whether you’re a seasoned professional welder or a home-based project welder, you’re going to encounter wet conditions on a job site or during a project. As welding safety issues go...

Fire Prevention for Welders

It is easy to take for granted things that you work with everyday. (Have you ever seen someone who works with poisonous snakes, crocodiles, or tigers and thought, "Wow that is stupid"?) It is easy to become complacent, careless, or over confident. It is easy

The Importance of Maintaining Your Welding Equipment

Do you know the old saying: “having the right tools makes a job easy?” Well, a big part of having the “right tools” is making sure the tools in your arsenal are in proper working order, so when you step up to do a job, your tools actually work.


Why Welding Safety Is Important

There is more to welding safety than using a solid ground and avoiding puddles while using a high voltage welding arc. In fact, there are some long term health risks if you don’t take some simple precautions. In fact, the good news is that it’s

Welding Resources – Protect Your Mitts with Welding Gloves

This is the next installment of a monthly Welding Resources series. In this series, we’ll be covering key topics relevant to welding and welders. Rather than providing one narrative article detailing a specific tip, procedure, or issue, these Welding Resources posts are meant to serve.

Why You Should Use a Welding Screen

Welding screens are typically used by welders who must perform welding tasks in the vicinity of other workers.  Using a welding screen will reduce the amount of dangerous UV light that other workers are exposed to when welding is being performed.