Welders are exposed to serious hazards such as burns, cuts and abrasions on a daily basis. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that more than 400,000 workers weld, cut, solder and/or braze across a variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, structural, oil and gas, shipyards, railroads, and metal fab shops. At the same time, OSHA says that more than 500,000 U.S. workers are “at risk of welding-related injuries. In fact, the risks associated with workplace operations that include welding, cutting and brazing result in the deaths of approximately 60 workers each year in the United States alone – which translates to a risk of greater than four fatal injuries in every 1,000 workers over their careers.” Most of these injuries and deaths are preventable with the proper knowledge and personal protective equipment.
During this live webinar, experts from Protective Industrial Products will cover information about the risks and hazards associated with welding as well as the latest hand protection and protective clothing solutions available to help welders avoid on-the-job injuries and even death. This Welding Safety Course is designed for both welders and the professionals who manage or supervise welding activities.
Brian Rush, Product Sales Manager, Protective Industrial Products
Brian has 17 years of experience in welding distribution, welding equipment manufacturing and welding PPE. His many roles include customer service, operations, sales and product development. Brian’s industry affiliations include the American Welding Society and the Gas and Welding Distribution Association. He’s worked on many projects, including the construction and safe building of our Navy destroyers as well as plant safety with some of the nation’s largest automobile manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers. What drives him is improving overall health and safety through education, innovation and productivity improvement strategies.
Paul Sung, Product Sales Manager, Protective Industrial Products
Paul has 25 years of experience in glove manufacturing and distribution. He works with other field sales personnel and customers regarding welding protection, primarily hand and body. Paul also enjoys developing innovative products that provide new solutions for old and new hurdles in the welding/fabricating workplace.
Jim Huebner, Marketing Channel Manager, Protective Industrial Products
Jim has 12 years of experience in welding distribution and welding PPE. The majority of that time was spent as the marketing manager for one of the largest industrial distributors in the United States. In his current role, Jim creates educational content for distributors and end users on how to stay safe while welding.
Barry Bottino, Associate Editor, Safety+Health magazine
Barry covers worker safety for Safety+Health.