Health and Safety in Welding and Allied Processes

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Jane Blunt, N. C. Balchin
Woodhead Publishing, 2002 - Technology & Engineering - 261 pages
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This edition of Health and safety in welding and allied processes has been extensively revised to take into recent account advances in technology and legislative changes both in the UK and USA. Beginning with a description of the core safety requirements, it goes on to describe the special hazards found in the welding environment - noise, radiation, fume, gases and so on in terms of their effects and the strategies that can be adopted to avoid them.

The book takes each major joining technology in turn and discusses the key hazards that are most relevant to each process. There are chapters covering: the common arc and gas welding processes; specialised welding processes; brazing, soldering and thermal spraying; welding and flame spraying of plastics; radiographic inspection; mechanical hazards; noise and vibration; radiation; compressed gases; fume and ventilation; fire and first aid; and welding in situations of increased hazard, such as those requiring special precautions to ensure safe working on vessels contaminated by flammable materials.

The aim throughout the book is to explain the hazards clearly and concisely, describe how they arise, and suggest practical methods to achieve safe working.

Health and safety in welding and allied processes is an essential resource for welders, their managers and all health and safety practitioners who have welding and related processes taking place in their workplaces.

  • A completely revised new edition of the definitive work on welding health and safety
  • Provides detailed risk analysis for all the major processes
  • Shows how to set up effective workplace systems for risk assessment, first aid and reporting
  

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Contents

Setting up the workplace
3
First aid and accident reporting
11
Fire
16
Compressed and liquefied gases
26
Fume dust vapour and gases
38
Control of exposure to fume dust vapour and gases
51
Radiation
67
Noise and vibration
72
Thermit welding
148
Electron beam welding
153
Friction welding
160
Laser welding and cutting
162
Brazing and braze welding
169
Soft soldering
181
Thermal spraying
190
Welding and flame spraying plastics
198

Mechanical hazards
80
Processes
87
Gas welding cutting and preheating
89
Arc welding and cutting
106
Plasma arc processes
133
Electroslag welding
138
Resistance welding
141
Inspection and testing
206
Welding in more hazardous environments
214
Legislation
227
Appendix B Sample risk assessment for arc welding
242
Index
257
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About the author (2002)

Dr Jane Blunt is a materials engineer who spend several years at The Welding Institute (TWI) undertaking projects associated with a variety of welding processes. After being appointed safety adviser, she studied occupational health and safety and is a professional member of the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health. She is currently Safety Officer at the Department of Physics, University of Cambridge.

Dr Nigel C. Balchin was a Senior Lecturer in the School of Welding Technology at TWI where he worked on a wide range of courses before moving into the area of producing training aids and open learning courses.