Atlanta, GA -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/09/2019 -- Welding can be a highly hazardous occupation that places workers at risk of death or severe injury. Therefore, workplace safety is a critical component of employment within this industry. As welding regularly exposes workers to immediate and longer-term health and safety hazards, the Atlanta-based work injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson has offered valuable safety advice for welders.
Their team has said that welding workers are entitled to a safe workplace that complies in full with occupational health and safety standards, trains workers on the safe use of equipment, and supplies safety equipment for employers. Work injuries can have significant long-term psychological and physical effects as a result of welding accidents.
Electric shocks are one of the most common dangers in welding as the equipment is powered from an electrical source. Any voltage can impose a risk of injury or death by electric shock, with higher voltages increasing the severity of the injuries that may be sustained.
Prolonged exposure to welding gases can lead to respiratory illness or injuries such as breathing impairments and some forms of cancer. However, by utilizing proper ventilation and exhaust systems, these fumes can be significantly minimized. Welding operators should ask their lawyers about the limits of permissible exposure in their given work environment.
With welding arc temperatures sometimes reaching up to 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit, fire and explosions are another health and safety risk. Welding risks can be minimized if employers adhere to all recommended safety standards and use personal protective equipment at all times. Any workers that suffer an injury while welding should be eligible to receive workers' compensation.
For more information or to speak to the leading workers' compensation lawyers in Atlanta, call The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson at 404-692-6482 or click here.
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