Category Archives: Welding Safety Tips

Welding Fume Safety with Respirators

Welding safety involves more than a helmet, gloves, and flame resistant clothing. The fumes produced while welding can be extremely harmful after continuous exposure. While good ventilation and a fume extraction system can help, several practices and products can guard your health and productivity, keeping

Miller Electric Offers Fully Updated Line of Welding Gloves

Miller Electric has released a new line of Arc Armor welding gloves that provide unmatched comfort and protection for both professional and hobby welders. Welders who use MIG, TIG, or stick welders will find gloves that are specially designed for each welding process, with each

Women in Welding Spark New Arc Armor Welding Gear

There’s no mistaking that women are driving some big shifts in the welding industry. From joining welding classes at high schools and community colleges to working as welding instructors to striking arcs on job sites all over North America, there’s a huge demand for welders

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Welding Helmet Technologies Improve Safety and Comfort

Today’s guest post about welding helmets is by Nick Peterson, Welding Engineer/Curriculum Developer, Miller Electric Mfg. Co. Keeping welders protected and comfortable results in a safer and more productive work environment. That’s why equipment manufacturers are designing products to keep welders safe, while also enhancing

Safely Setting Up a Welding Machine for New Welders

During the holiday season there will be many welders picking up new welding machines and welding supplies for their shops and home welding projects, but if you’re new to welding, you need to spend some time making sure your welder is safe to use. Properly

How to Prevent Heat Stress While Welding

Today’s guest post is by Bill Gardner of Miller Electric: With summer approaching, heat is on the rise. As a welder, intense heat can be irritating, but the effects of heat stress can also greatly impact productivity, the ability to concentrate, quality of work, and

Welding Safety Isn’t Rocket Science

Welding safety isn’t too hard to figure out, but it does require some planning and an investment in the right safety gear. Welders work in a variety of positions and locations, so be sure to review these safety steps to stay safe while welding: A

Welding Jackets: Miller’s Latest in Welder Protection

Today’s guest post about welding jackets is by Eric Sommers of Miller Electric: Not all welding projects are alike, and choosing the correct welding jacket for your specific application requires taking a number of other factors into account. One may be tempted to purchase solely

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The Best Gloves for Stick Welding

Today’s guest post is by Mark Williams of John Tillman Co. Trying to decide which Stick welding glove is right for you? When selecting a stick welding glove there are four important things to consider: What type of leather will work best for your project?

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New Ways of Looking at Safety for Welders

Sometimes we take safety for granted. Employers may regularly remind us of safety protocol. We read Fire Prevention for Welders. OSHA books may be handed to us. NFPA codes may be recited, but sometimes it's the simplest visual cues that do the trick to really