June 10, 2020
It cannot be said strong or clear enough, so I am going for simple and clear on this one. Welding safety is more important than anything else when welding. Yesterday I witnessed another individual in a workplace setting, welding overhead with a MIG, at a high rate of speed in shorts and a t-shirt no gloves... and tennis shoes. Now don't get me wrong he does this every day knows the risks and does it anyway, ok his choice. But this time a nice little blob of his rapid and hot puddle dropped away and landed on his foot. Burned right through his shoe and his sock and into his foot. The sad part is that he probably learned nothing from the incident itself. Hopefully, the wound will not get infected and cause him more problems. For now just use your head and please put on your gear. Have a good day and be safe!