Welding, Cutting and Brazing 29 CFR 1910 Subpart Q
By Occupational Safety and Health Standards (OSHA) definition any operator of electric or gas welding and cutting equipment is called a "welder" and "welding operator". The standard 29 CFR 1910 Subpart Q which pertains to welding, cutting, and brazing. The standard consists of 5 parts, they include: 1910.251 Definitions, 1910.252 General requirements, 1910.253 Oxygen-fuel gas welding and cutting, 1910.254 Arc welding and cutting, 1910.255 Resistance welding. It is a rather diverse standard covering all aspects of industrial and commercial applications specializing in safety aspects, guidelines, and requirements as well as proper use and operating procedures.
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All glass for lenses shall be tempered, substantially free from striae, air bubbles, waves and other flaws. Except when a lens is ground to provide proper optical correction for defective vision, the front and rear surfaces of lenses and windows should be smooth and parallel. Lenses shall bear some permanent distinctive marking by which the source and shade may be readily identified and all filter lenses and plates shall meet the test for transmission of radiant energy prescribed in ANSI Z87.1-1968 - American National Standard Practice for Occupational and Educational Eye and Face Protection.
Employees exposed to the hazards created by welding, cutting, or brazing operations should be protected by personal protective equipment in accordance with the requirements of 1910.132. This includes proper ventilation, securing cylinders and machinery, lifelines, gas cylinder shutoffs, and protected exposure to contaminates within the maximum allowable concentration (MAC) specified in 1910.1000, especially in a confined space. Precautionary labels are required for safe operation and a number of potentially hazardous materials are employed in fluxes, coatings, coverings, and filler metals used in welding and cutting or are released to the atmosphere during welding and cutting which will produce fumes and gases hazardous to health so avoid breathing these fumes and gases. Flourides is one of these threats,