WELDING SAFETY PROTECTION
Welding hazards can cause permanent damage and painful injuries. PPE is your last line of defense, but you still want to make sure that your protection is appropriate for the hazard. PK Safety carries highly-rated welding garments for workers.
Welding comes with its fair share of potential hazards. Sparks tend to fly, and you’ll need to protect yourself from exposure. Areas to keep in mind include eyes and face from flying sparks and infrared radiation, flame-resistant (FR) and arc-rated (AR) clothing to resist hot metal embers that can easily burn through regular clothing, and gloves suited to the type of welding performed.
Intense infrared light from torch and plasma cutting or flying sparks and debris can injure your eyes. Wearing safety glasses at all times is required. In addition, either a welding helmet, shield, or shaded glasses will protect you from the light intensity. Auto-darkening helmets automatically adjust your vision when arc welding and have become very affordable. Selecting the right gear reduces hazard exposure which keeps you safe.
FR and AR clothing, including aprons and sleeves, helps protect you from the constant bombardment of hot sparks. For our professional welding customers who spend full shifts welding, these tools of the trade must provide long service and offer comfortable protection.
Hand protection is right down where the action is. Depending on the type of welding, the glove choice ranges from lightweight and flexible to heavy reinforced leather. For MIG and TIG, a soft leather drivers style of welding gauntlet is preferred. While arc welding generates lots of heat and flash, gloves need the heavy insulation and thick leather to keep your hands safe.
We also offer a range of welding safety accessories. Welding umbrellas are a popular choice for use outdoors because they protect you from the sun and rain so you can concentrate on your work. The FR materials ensure that your entire kit suits the job.
Come to PK Safety for all your welding safety needs to stay safe on the job. We carry some of the best safety equipment brands in the industry, including PIP, NSA, Radnor, Pyramex, Allegro, and MCR Safety. If you have any questions about proper welding safety or any of the products listed below, don’t hesitate to contact the professionals at PK Safety. Place your order today and start welding with more peace of mind.
What PPE is required for arc flash?
Protecting against arc flash hazards requires being safe from electrical shocks, high heat and flames, and related hazards. Any protective equipment worn or used on a job site where arc flashes are a hazard must be rated for that work. Look into arc flash clothing in these categories:
- Head and face protection: goggles, hard hat, face shield, hearing protection, balaclava, flash suit hood
- Torso, arms, and hands: long-sleeve shirt, gloves, jacket, flash suit jacket
- Legs and feet: long pants, footwear, flash suit pants
What PPE must be worn when welding?
Anyone working with or around welding equipment must wear eye and face protection, with added protection for the rest of the body as well. Make sure that you have these pieces of protective equipment available for jobs that require welding: