OHS Code Explanation Guide

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 18 Personal Protective Equipment

Section 231 Electric arc welding

A worker performing electric arc welding is responsible for ensuring that all workers in the area are protected from exposure to the radiation created by the arc. Workers in the area can be protected if they wear appropriate eye protection or the arc welding is done behind a screen as shown in Figure 18.8.

Figure 18.8 Examples of protective screens used in arc welding