Welding and cutting are dangerous operations that require certain safety precautions. To help keep the workplace safe, OSHA provides some general safety guidelines. In addition to the general guidelines, there are some additional safety rules that must be followed for each specific type of welding and cutting - namely, gas welding and cutting, arc welding and cutting, and resistance welding. All of these requirements are covered in this course.
Most of the OSHA regulations on welding and cutting are included in OSHA's General Industry regulations, 29 CFR 1910, in Subpart Q, Welding, Cutting, and Brazing. Additional rules are found in the OSHA regulations covering the Construction Industry, 29 CFR 1926, Subpart J, Welding and Cutting. This course focuses on the General Industry Standard, but the relevant safety regulations from the Construction Standard are included here, too.
After taking this course, you will be able to:
- Outline the general safety requirements for welding and cutting
- Describe the safety precautions to use for the different types of welding and cutting.