AWS standards suggest safety procedures

The American Welding Society has published three new safety standards: Lens Shade Selector, Specification for Use and Performance of Transparent Welding Curtains and Screens, and Ventilation Guide for Weld Fume.

These ANSI-approved documents reveal potential health risks and suggest safety procedures for the workplace. The lens shade chart uses electrode sizes and arc currents to prescribe comfort lens shades for welding and cutting processes. The specification for welding curtains and screens suggests safety equipment for outside viewing of the welding floor. A weld fume guide recommends ventilation systems to control welding fumes and cut energy costs in different weld shops.

The paperback standards are available at these discount price for AWS members and regular cost to nonmembers, respectively: Lens Shade Selector (F2.2:2001), $15, $20; Specification for Use and Performance of Transparent Welding Curtains and Screens (F2.3M:2001), $33, $44; and Ventilation Guide for Weld Fume (F3.2M:2001), $33, $44. To purchase a document, phone 800-854-7179 or visit the AWS web site at www.aws.org.

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