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JSA FOR ARC WELDING

S.N0 Scope of Activities Hazard Control measures. Requested


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1) Set-up work piece on 1) Strain/sprain 1) Use mechanical hoist or get assistance from co-worker to set-
fixture 2) Physical injury. up or adjust work piece Site engineer /
3) Tripping hazard 2) Wear recommended footwear. EHS
4) Falling hazard. 3) Ensure work piece is securely clamped to fixture.
5) Damage to work piece 4) Clean/clear work area/surfaces of unused tools/materials.
from incorrect set-up. 5) Remove the dust/debris.
6) Hand/finger laceration 4) Work piece should be clean and secure to fixture
from edge of work piece. 5) Wear recommended gloves when handling work pieces with
7) Hand/finger contusion sharp edges.
from tool slippage while 6) Use correct tool and wear recommended gloves.
tightening fixture. 7) Pay attention to job at hand, focus on task.
2) Install electrode rod 1) Electric shock Ensure arc welding machine power to arc is electrically de-
into torch. 2) Burn energize when changing electrical rod.
3) Energize and set Arc 1) Electrical shock 1) Ensure welding machine is properly grounded.
Welding Machine 2) Burn. 2) Welder should be insulated from live electrical parts and dry. Site engineer /
amperage/current 3) Damage 2) Inspect and replace the cables EHS
3) plugs and leads that show any signs of defects.
3) Wear recommended gloves and clothing.
4) Refer to instructor/teacher or instructions for correct
amperage/current.

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4) Weld work piece 1) Eye injury. 1) Wear welding helmet with proper grade of filter plate. Site
2) Burns 2) Ensure flash curtains/barriers are used to protect engineer /
3) Inhalation bystanders/observers. EHS
4) Asphyxiation. 3) Wear recommended protective clothing.
5) Body injury. 4) Ensure any exposed skin is covered during the welding
5) Electrical shock hazard process.
6) Noise Hazard 5) Do not wear metal jewelry and clothing with cuffs and/or
7) Fire Hazard. pockets.
8) Physical hazard. 6) Stay a safe distance away from arc.
7) Use local exhaust ventilation and a fan to maintain good air
circulation.
8) Do not weld work piece unless it is properly cleaned.
9) Ensure welding machine is properly grounded.
10) Welder should be insulated from live electrical parts and dry.
11) Do not weld when wet.
12) Inspect and replace cables, plugs and leads that show any
sign of defect.
13) Hearing protection should be worn per RETSD policy.
14) Remove any combustible material from the immediate
welding site.
15) Keep a fire extinguisher and a fire blanket readily available.
16) When electrode rod gets too short, stop welding and restart
with a new electrode rod.
17) Wear recommended gloves.

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5) Complete welding 1) Electrical shock 1) Ensure arc welding machine power to arc is electrically de-
2) Burn. energized. Site engineer
2) Flammable liquids, 2) When not in use electrode rod should be removed from / EHS
and/or compressed gas holder.
cylinders due to energized 3) Holder should be placed.
electrode rod holder. 4) So it cannot make electrical contact with conducting objects.
5) Flammable liquids and/or compressed gas cylinders.

6) Remove work piece 1) Ergonomic hazard. 1) Use mechanical hoist or get assistance from co-workers to
from fixture and 2) Physical hazard. transport work piece. Site engineer
transport to inspection. 3) Tripping hazard 2) Wear recommended footwear. / EHS
4) Fall hazard. 3) Ensure work piece is securely clamped to fixture.
5) Laceration hazard 4) Clean/clear work area/surfaces of unused tools and materials.
6) Contusion hazard. 5) Remove dust/debris regularly.
6) Wear recommended gloves when handling work pieces with
sharp edges.
7) Use correct tool and wear recommended gloves.

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