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    Shade for bystanders

    I am a Safety Specialist that has run into a weld flash issue. Still waiting to get the full story but what I believe to happen is my welders are welding close to each other on large tanks. When they stop and remove their helmet to look at their finished weld they are being flashed from other welders in the area.

    Ideally we would have screens up at all times but with the amount of movement, product and employees, it isn't feasible; though we are designing portable weld screens.

    One of out PPE rules is welders need to be wearing safety glasses at all times. We have tinted/reflective glass, but I am pretty sure those do nothing when it comes to UV/IR Light.

    Before I go out and buy random glasses can anyone help with the shade. Assuming 3 or 5? How does that effect you as a welding with shaded safety glasses + your welding hood?

    Any help would be great.

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    Re: Shade for bystanders

    Can you split the guys up ? Probably not or I guess you would have done that.
    Welding screens would be the answer made up with wheels.
    I had some field work that requied the welder and setup be enclosed with screens. That was a real pain. Ground setup not real bad but sudepending screens for position welding real sucked. Talk about kissing money!

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    Re: Shade for bystanders

    We are actually making 32 inch screens that will have a post that will be connected to a magnet so my guys can place and swivel them as needed.

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    Re: Shade for bystanders

    What's wrong with all of them wearing AD hoods and keep them down all the time and use bright lights for weld inspection.
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    Re: Shade for bystanders

    Quote Originally Posted by mla2ofus View Post
    What's wrong with all of them wearing AD hoods and keep them down all the time and use bright lights for weld inspection.
    Mike

    Im not sure thats going to give the welders a good enough look at their weld to inspect it well enough. Good idea though.

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    Re: Shade for bystanders

    Nonsense. Most clear safety lens block 100% UV so unless you're taking a direct hit you aren't too likely to get flash burn/ Those yellow welding curtains aren't too spendy and you can set them up or have them sewn to be above waist height to allow it not to become a sauna environment, bench to bench. Thats the way ours was 100 years ago at the Norfolk Western RR. Lincoln had a full time rep on site and I think they made the division curtains for the company. It was awesome ( need wire on booth 11---Lincoln homeboy would roll in, set it all up, new nozzles, lenses,wire, contact tips, gloves. Hey. That company tossed a lotta bux at Lincoln........and Milwaukee when it was USA. Had a Milwaukee guy full time with a 20 x 20 tool room, brushes, bearings, chucks,triggers, cords. That was way before this battery nonsense.BAD MOFO tools ! Heavy Duty, not like the boy toys they throw at us today.

    Last edited by Bonzoo; 08-16-2017 at 11:54 AM.

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    Re: Shade for bystanders

    For other choices hit products/welding, these can be had in 3/5 shades. https://www.uvex.us/en/products/gene.../north-adaptec

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    Re: Shade for bystanders

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonzoo View Post
    Nonsense. Most clear safety lens block 100% UV so unless you're taking a direct hit you aren't too likely to get flash burn/ Those yellow welding curtains aren't too spendy and you can set them up or have them sewn to be above waist height to allow it not to become a sauna environment, bench to bench.

    Its a constant flowing/moving job and these guys aren't just at a work bench.

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    Re: Shade for bystanders

    Quote Originally Posted by tackit View Post
    For other choices hit products/welding, these can be had in 3/5 shades. https://www.uvex.us/en/products/gene.../north-adaptec
    I'm looking at glasses like these. Ideally welders would wear these instead of clear glasses under their welding helmets; though I am not sure if the two shaded lens would make it impossible to weld.

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