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
Balchin, N CDr 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.