OSHA Standard 1910.132
Employees exposed to the hazards created by welding, cutting, or brazing operations must be protected by PPE in accordance with the requirements of the general personal protective equipment standard. Appropriate protective clothing required for any welding will vary with the size, nature and location of the work to be performed.
- Requires all welders to wear protective flame-resistant gloves that provide the heat resistance and general hand protection needed for welding.
- Must be in good repair, dry and capable of providing protection from electric shock by the welding equipment.
- Insulating linings should be used to protect areas exposed to high radiant energy.
- Clothing and apparel must provide sufficient coverage and be made of suitable materials to minimize skin burns, ideally leather or flame resistant materials.
NFPA 51B, 5.1 Personal Protective Clothing
Clothing shall be selected to minimize the potential for ignition, burning, trapping hot sparks and electric shock.