Safety & Health

Safety & Health

ANSI Z49.1:2012, Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes
The 2012 revision is now available and accessible for free download from the website. During the period of these revisions, the American Standards Association has become the American National Standards Institute and War Standard ASA Z49.1-1944 has become ANSI Z49.1-2012.

AWS Safety and Health Fact Sheets
Guidelines, definitions and facts to help you gain knowledge about being safe in the workplace. Topics include: Fumes and Gases, Ergonomics in the Welding Environment, California Proposition 65 and others.

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Free bundles of AWS Safety and Health Fact Sheets combined for specific industries.


IIW Statement on Manganese
The American Welding Society, as a sponsor body of the American Council of the International Institute of Welding (IIW), has received the following Statement on Manganese from the IIW. This statement does not necessarily represent the position of the American Welding Society. AWS is providing access to this statement for information as a public service. Download IIW Statement


Duke University Study on Manganese
Does scientific and medical literature support concerns that some have expressed about exposure to manganese in welding fume? Read Study

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AWS D1.1 2015 Code Changes

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