Welding Safety Essentials

Provided by: ToolingU

The course describes general safety practices, such as electrical, fire, cylinder, and fume safety, that welders must follow and also provides an overview of guideline-setting organizations, such as OSHA and ANSI. Preventing accidents is crucial to any welder or welding organization. Safety issues endanger personnel, reduce quality and productivity, and harm the performance of any organization. After taking “Welding Safety Essentials,” welders will be prepared to follow welding safety guidelines and will be informed about safety standards important to the welding industry, allowing for a productive workplace.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe safety essentials in welding
  • Describe the SDS
  • Describe welding PPE
  • Describe electricity
  • Distinguish between primary and secondary electric shock
  • Describe how insulation and PPE can help prevent electric shock
  • Describe the aspects of welding equipment that help to prevent electric shock
  • Describe the dangers of the fume plume
  • Describe how to prevent inhalation of toxic fumes
  • Describe how to ensure safety in a confined space
  • Define flammables and combustibles in welding
  • Identify cylinder labels
  • Describe cylinder handling and storage
  • Describe first aid procedures for common welding injuries.

Recommended Background

  • Recommended for manufacturing personnel, including engineers, technicians and managers, particularly handling welding operations.

Course ID


Skill Focus

Smart Business



Employee Type

New Applicants, Operations team, 1st level supervisor

Method of Delivery


Estimated Effort

2.5 hrs



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