Welding can be a very risky profession. The workers use dangerous tools, such as heavy machines, sharp tools, extreme heat and lasers.
Several health risks can be associated with this line of work. Some risks can quickly become fatal, such as electric shock or exposure to cadmium fumes, others can lead to health problems over time, such as lung illness and diseases associated with breathing problems. Exposure to harmful fumes produced in this profession can ultimately deteriorate your health. The invisible chemicals that are emitted include, but are not limited to, mercury, lead, carbon monoxide and ultraviolet radiation. Prolonged exposure to these chemicals can lead to severe medical problems that can potentially be life threatening. Quality training is important to reducing health risks and cultivating safe practice in the industry. This is why certified welding service must be preserved and respected as an appropriate practice of the industry.