The AWS has made available a very useful resource for all welders and metalworkers entitled Safety in Welding, Cutting and Allied Processes. This guide is the official ANSI standard Z49.1 1:2012.
This standard covers all aspects of safety and health in the welding environment, emphasizing oxygen gas and arc welding processes with some coverage given to resistance welding. It contains information on protection of personnel and the general area, ventilation, ﬁre prevention and protection, and conﬁned spaces. A signiﬁcant section is devoted to precautionary information, showing examples, and an extensive bibliography is included.
We hope all welders will consult this document as it contains a wealth of useful safety information. You may download the standard directly from each product page of our website or by clicking on the following link: