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If welding is a profession that fills your heart with a lot of enthusiasm, there are specific career goals you will need to reach within a reasonable time frame. Welding is an art rather than a craft. Even though it is a challenging field, it is also dynamic, applying tons of scientific principles and knowledge. Here is how you can start a welding career today. Select the Right Welding School: Aside from mastering a ton of welding tips and tricks from various sources online, prospective students need to gain manypractical skills for multiple processes to do the job safely. You will...

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It really does not matter how much technology advances we have, there will always be a need for contractors to make sure the job is done correctly. It’s a reliable career to go into and you can learn a lot about the business, taking care of your home, working with your hands and a lot more. If you have recently been hired or considering a career in construction industry, there are some things you should know that will improve your chances of doing well in the field. Here are some tips to get you started. Accept the fact that it...

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We have heard a lot from the field that wearing FR clothing is just too hot specially when you are working outdoor and direct exposure to the sun. Which makes everyone worry about the potential heat stress that this may cause. Fact is, single layer breathable clothing either FR or regular non-FR work wear does not typically cause heat stress. Here are the main causes of heat stress: Lack of hydration Lack of rest breaks or cool-down time. Lack of shade Health of the worker Some medication can also trigger heat stress because it can interfere with the body’s natural...

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Workplaces are not free from hazards. Hazards can come in various forms like falling objects, electric sparks, sharp edges, chemicals, and so on. Employers need to ensure the safety of their employees by assessing and controlling the hazards. Engineering and work practice controls are two of the best ways to do it. What is PPE? Unfortunately work practice control and engineering are not possible in every situation. Controlling and managing the hazards too can get a little difficult in certain conditions. In such cases, employers are supposed to supply personal protective equipments to keep their employees safe. These equipments, popularly known...

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Your FR clothing can be expensive to replace, so keeping it in service as long as possible without significantly sacrificing it’s protection is the goal. In addition to protection, other considerations for FR workwear includes comfort and appearance. At some point during the life of any FR garment, it is necessary to consider removing it from service due to basic wear and tear. Although most recognized brands of FR fabric are made to maintain their flame resistance for the life of the garment, physical damage may also dictate the need to remove them out from service. For most practical purposes,...

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