Welding Safety Equipment is essential
Epoxy Oilserv Nigeria has everything a welding professional needs to work safely in any environment. From ear plugs and auto-darkening welding helmets to respirators, welding gloves, bibs, and chaps. As welders ourselves, we know what works and what doesn’t—and we only sell the gear we know works.
Epoxy Oilserv Nigeria is the country’s largest supplier and distributor of welding supplies and welding safety equipment, we variously sell through our online partners like GZ industrial supplies and Tikweld welding Supplies Online. When you buy from Epoxy Oilserv Nigeria, you can count on the lowest online prices on the top brands in the business—like Miller Jackson, Tiller, and 3M. Whether you’re a starter welder looking for your first helmet and welding jacket or a shop foreman looking to outfit an entire crew, Welders Supply has the PPE safety gear you need at unbeatable prices.
All PPE safety apparel and gear sold by Welders Supply Company conforms to OSHA safety requirements for welding and electrical safety equipment.
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Besides unbeatable prices, Epoxy Oilserv sweetens the deal with free shipping anywhere within Lagos, Port Harcourt and Calabar on orders totaling NGN100,000 or more.
The list of welding Safety Products we supply are:
- Welding Hand Gloves
- Welding Helmets
- Safety Glasses
- Hearing Protection or Ear protections
- Respirators or breathing protections
- Face shields
- Welding Jackets
- Welding Aprons
Frequently asked questions on welding safety
What type of PPE is available when welding?
Equipment Name: Welding helmet, hand shield, or goggles
Protects The eye face and nose from Radiation flying particles, debris hot slag, sparks, intense light irritation, and chemical burns
Wear fire-resistant head coverings under the helmet where appropriate.
Equipment Name: Respirators
Protects against: fumes and oxides
Equipment Name: Welding Jackets Fire/Flame resistant clothing and aprons.
Protects against: heat, fires burns radiation
Notes: pants should not have cuffs, shirts should have flaps over pockets or be taped closed.
Equipment Name: Ear Muffs and ear plugs
Protects against: Protects against noise
Use fire-resistant ear muffs where sparks or splatter may enter the ear, rather than plugs.
Equipment Name: Safety Boot, Safety Handgloves
Protects against: an electric shock, heat, burns, and fires
Why is eye protection important?
Eye injury can occur from the intense light and radiation that a welding arc produces. Eye injury can also occur from hot slag and other metal debris that can fly off from the weld during welding, cooling, chipping or grinding.
Protect your eyes from welding light by wearing a welder’s helmet fitted with a filter shade that is suitable for the type of welding you are doing.
ALWAYS wear safety glasses with side shields or goggles when chipping or grinding a workpiece if you are not wearing a welding helmet. If you can afford it use an auto-darkening welding helmet that automatically darkens when welding starts
What type of face and eye protection do I need for my welding task?
Hand shields or helmets provide eye protection by using an assembly of components:
Helmet shell – must be opaque to light and resistant to impact, heat and electricity.
Outer cover plate made of polycarbonate plastic which protects from radiation, impact and scratches.
Filter lens made of glass containing a filler which reduces the amount of light passing through to the eyes. Filters are available in different shade numbers ranging from 2 to 14. The higher the number, the darker the filter and the less light passes through the lens.
Clear retainer lens made of plastic prevents any broken pieces of the filter lens from reaching the eye.
Gasket made of heat insulating material between the cover lens and the filter lens protects the lens from sudden heat changes which could cause it to break. In some models the heat insulation is provided by the frame mount instead of a separate gasket.
What else should you know about eye protection?
Choose a tight fitting helmet to help reduce light reflection into the helmet through the space between the shell and the head.
Wear the helmet correctly. Do not use it as a hand shield.
Protect the shade lens from impact and sudden temperature changes that could cause it to crack.
Use a cover lens to protect the filter shade lens. Replace the cover lens if it gets scratched or hazy.
Make sure to replace the gasket periodically if your helmet uses one.
Replace the clear retaining lens to protect your eyes from broken pieces.
Clean lenses periodically.
Discard pitted, cracked or damaged lenses.
What measures can protect skin from welding radiation?
Wear tightly woven work-weight fabrics to keep UV radiation from reaching your skin.
Button up your shirt to protect the skin on the throat and neck.
Wear long sleeves and pant legs.
Cover your head with a fabric cap to protect the scalp from UV radiation.
Protect the back of your head by using a hood.
Protect your face from UV radiation by wearing a tight-fitting, opaque welder’s helmet.
Make sure that all fabric garments are resistant to spark, heat and flame. Keep the fabrics clean and free of combustible materials that could be ignited by a spark.
I want to know more about using respirators when welding
Respiratory protection is needed when ventilation is not sufficient to remove welding fumes or when there is risk of oxygen deficiency. Select and use respirators in compliance with applicable regulations. Seek expert advice, conduct a hazard assessment, and initiate an appropriate respiratory protection program.
For more information on selecting the appropriate respirators, see the OSH Answers on Respirator Selection.
The process of selecting appropriate respiratory protection is also outlined in CSA standard Z94.4 and ANSI (American National Standards Institute) standard Z88.2 “Respiratory Protection”.
What are some tips to know when using protective clothing?
Wear clothing made from heavyweight, tightly woven, 100% wool or cotton to protect from UV radiation, hot metal, sparks and open flames. Flame retardant treatments become less effective with repeated laundering.
Keep clothing clean and free of oils, greases and combustible contaminants.
Wear long-sleeved shirts with buttoned cuffs and a collar to protect the neck. Dark colours prevent light reflection.
Tape shirt pockets closed to avoid collecting sparks or hot metal or keep them covered with flaps.
Pant legs must not have cuffs and must cover the tops of the boots. Cuffs can collect sparks.
Repair all frayed edges, tears or holes in clothing.
Wear high top boots fully laced to prevent sparks from entering into the boots.
Use fire-resistant boot protectors or spats strapped around the pant legs and boot tops, to prevent sparks from bouncing in the top of the boots.
Remove all ignition sources such as matches and butane lighters from pockets. Hot welding sparks may light the matches or ignite leaking lighter fuel.
Wear gauntlet-type cuff leather gloves or protective sleeves of similar material, to protect wrists and forearms. Leather is a good electrical insulator if kept dry.
Using a shield can help keep any sparks spray away from your clothing.
Wear leather aprons to protect your chest and lap from sparks when standing or sitting.
Wear layers of clothing. To prevent sweating, avoid overdressing in cold weather. Sweaty clothes cause rapid heat loss. Leather welding jackets are not very breathable and can make you sweat if you are overdressed.
Wear a fire-resistant skull cap or balaclava hood under your helmet to protect your head from burns and UV radiation.
Wear a welder’s face shield to protect your face from radiation and flying particles.
Do not wear rings or other jewellery.
Do not wear clothing made from synthetic or synthetic blends. The synthetic fabric can burn vigorously, melt and produce bad skin burns.
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