Working around heat and flames can be hazardous, which means welding without the proper equipment can be both dangerous and unhealthy. However, if you get the protection you need risk of injury is greatly reduced. If you are a welder, be sure that you have these items:
Welding Goggles: Welding goggles are different than traditional safety goggles because they offer a special lens that blocks out intense ultraviolet and infrared light while still protecting your eyes from heat and impact. A great option is the Crews Flip Front Welding Goggles, because the dark welding lens can be flipped up to reveal clear lens for when you aren’t welding but still need protection.
Welding Helmets: Welding helmets are a great way to get full head protection. They are both heat and scratch resistant, and feature a viewing window that protects just as well as welding goggles. Our welding helmets are made by Fibre-Metal, so you can be sure of the quality and construction. There are several options from the basic to the bold, so be sure to check out all of the welding helmets we have available.
Leather Gloves: Avoid exposing your hands to heat and flames with a pair of leather welding gloves. There are different colors and styles to choose from, so it is easy to find a pair that is perfect for you. One of the most popular options are the Industry Grade Welders Gloves by Memphis Gloves, because they are made of a heavy leather sewn with Kevlar which makes them super strong and long lasting.
Clothing and Accessories: Prevent burns with welding clothing and accessories. There are many styles to choose from, such as welding sleeves, welding jackets, welding aprons, and welding bibs. This Red Ram Leather Welding Jacket is a great option for most, since it protects both the arms and the torso and is made out of chrome tanned leather for softness and durability.
Respirators: Welders can be exposed to dangerous gases and particles, so if you think you are being exposed to unhealthy fumes, a respirator is a necessity. The best welding respirator option is the North Safety’s CFR-1 model, which blocks out harmful smoke and particulate matter while providing cooler breathing and maximum comfort.