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Soldering and brazing safety guide. A handbook on safe practices for those involved in soldering and brazing.
Enviro-Management and Research
Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Contract 099-73-0033, 1978 Jan; :1-66
A manual was prepared to provide those involved in welding and brazing with effective safety procedures for use in performance of their jobs. It is believed that in becoming familiar with those safety practices the workers will be able to understand and so avoid the frequent hazards associated with welding and brazing. Hazards exist in four types of general soldering and brazing processes: 1) cleaning; 2) application of flux; 3) application of heat and filler metal; and 4) residue cleaning. Most hazards during those operations can be avoided by using care, proper ventilation, protective clothing and equipment. Specific process hazards for various methods of brazing and soldering are treated. Methods to check ventilation are presented as well as a check of personal protective equipment. Personal hygiene and good maintenance practices are stressed. In addition, several emergency first aid treatments are presented.
NIOSH-Contract; Contract-099-73-0033; Joining; Welding-industry; Welding-equipment; Brazing; Metal-oxides; Safety-clothing; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Respirators; Eye-protective-equipment; Safety-standards; Safety-training
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