AWS- WHC1.17 Safe Practices
Chapter 17 from the Welding Handbook, Ninth Edition, Volume 1, “Welding Science and Technology,” has been selected by the AWS Product Development Committee as a service to industry professionals. Health and safety considerations are paramount in all welding, cutting, brazing, and related processes. No activity is satisfactorily completed if personal injury or property damage occurs. WHC1.17 Safe Practices presents an overview of the rules, regulations, and techniques that are implemented to minimize the safety hazards associated with welding, cutting, and allied processes. It examines safety management, the protection of personnel and the work area, process-specific safety considerations, and robotic safety.