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Welding and Cutting

This program area provides guidance for gas and electric cutting, welding, and soldering operations to prevent loss of life and property from fire, and personal injury from molten globules, intense light, sparks, noise, and exposure to fumes, vapors, gases, and particulates.

Table 1 indicates the PPE required for each of the different operations. Table 2 shows examples of the PPE and indicates any standards the equipment must meet. Table 3 lists the various shades available for eye protection and indicates the acceptable ranges for various operations. Selection within those ranges is more a matter of worker comfort, and workers should also always select the shade that provides the best comfort and protection.