Facts at Your FingerTips

Facts at Your FingerTips

Forms, Guidebooks and Safety Sheets

The forms, guidebooks, and safety sheets found here are important parts of any welding knowledge base - which is why the American Welding Society offers them for free. 

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  • Safety & Health Standards
  • Safety & Health Fact Sheets
  • Effects of Welding on Health
  • All Other Forms

SAFETY & HEALTH STANDARDS

AWS/ANSI Z49.1:2021 SAFETY IN WELDING AND CUTTING AND ALLIED PROCESSES

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AWS/ANSI Z49.1:2012 SEGURIDAD DE LOS PROCESOS DE SOLDADURA, CORTE Y AFINES (SPANISH)

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SAFETY & HEALTH FACT SHEETS

AWS believes that everyone should readily obtain safety and health information and as such provides the information for free.

1. Fumes and Gases

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2. Radiation

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3. Noise

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4. Chromium and Nickel in Welding Fume

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5. Electrical Hazards

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6. Fire and Explosion Prevention

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7. Burn Protection

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8. Mechanical Hazards

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9. Tripping and Falling

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10. Falling Objects

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11. Confined Spaces

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12. Contact Lens Wear

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13. Ergonomics in the Welding Environment

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14.Graphic Symbols for Precautionary Labels

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15. Style Guidelines for Safety and Health Documents

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16. Implantable Medical Devices and Electric Welding/Cutting

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17. Electric and Magnetic Fields (EMF) in Welding

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18. Lockout/Tagout/Tryout

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19. Laser Welding and Cutting Safety

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20. Thermal Spraying Safety

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21. Resistance Welding

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22. Cadmium Exposure from Welding and Allied Processes

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23. California Proposition 65

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24. Fluxes for Arc Welding and Brazing: Safe Handling and Use

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25. Metal Fume Fever

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26. Arc Viewing Distance

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27. Thoriated Tungsten Electrodes

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28. Oxyfuel Safety: Check Valves and Flashback Arrestors

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29. Grounding of Portable and Vehicle Mounted Welding Generators

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30. Cylinders: Safe Storage, Handling, and Use

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31. Eye and Face Protection for Welding and Cutting Operations

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32. GHS – and Hazard Communications for the Welder

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33. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Welding and Cutting

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34. Coated Steels: Welding and Cutting Safety Concerns

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35. Welding Safety in Education and Schools

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36. Ventilation for Welding and Cutting

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37. Selecting Gloves for Welding and Cutting

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38. Respiratory Protection Basics for Welding Operations

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39. Welding Cables

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40. Asbestos Hazards Encountered in the Welding and Cutting Environment

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41. Combustible Dust Hazards in the Welding and Cutting Environment

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42. Ultraviolet Reflectance by Paint

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43. Induction Heating

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44. Occupational Exposure Limits - What Welders Should Know

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45. Heat Stress Prevention for Welding and Hot Work

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EFFECTS OF WELDING ON HEALTH

Effects of Welding on Health, Index I through XIV

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Effects of Welding on Health – I

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Effects of Welding on Health – II

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Effects of Welding on Health – III

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Effects of Welding on Health – IV

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Effects of Welding on Health – V

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Effects of Welding on Health – VI

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Effects of Welding on Health – VII

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Effects of Welding on Health – VIII

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Effects of Welding on Health – IX

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Effects of Welding on Health – X

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Effects of Welding on Health – XI

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Effects of Welding on Health – XII

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Effects of Welding on Health – XIII

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Effects of Welding on Health – XIV

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Effects of Welding on Health 2010 - 2012  DOWNLOAD
Effects of Welding on Health 2013  DOWNLOAD
Effects of Welding on Health 2014   DOWNLOAD
Effects of Welding on Health 2015   DOWNLOAD
Effects of Welding on Health 2016   DOWNLOAD
Effects of Welding on Health 2017   DOWNLOAD
Effects of Welding on Health 2018 - 2019  DOWNLOAD
Effects of Welding on Health 2019 - 2020   DOWNLOAD

ALL OTHER FORMS

AWS D1.1/D1.1M:2020 - ANNEX J FORMS

Sample PQR Form – SAW

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Sample PQR Form – GTAW & SMAW

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Sample WPS Form – GTAW & SMAW

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Sample WPS Form – Qualification Test Record for Electroslag and Electrogas Welding

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Sample Welder Qualification Form (Single-Process)

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Sample Welder Qualification Form (Multi-Process)

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Sample Report of Radiographic Examination of Welds Form

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Sample Report of Magnetic-Particle Examination of Welds Form

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Stud Welding Application Qualification Test, Pre-Production Test, PQR, or WQR Form

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AWS D1.1/D1.1M:2015 - M1 PROCEDURE QUALIFICATION RECORD (PQR) FORMS

Sample PQR Form – SAW

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Sample PQR Form – GTAW & SMAW

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Sample WPS Form – GMAW & FCAW

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AWS D1.1/D1.1M:2015 - M2 WELDING PROCEDURE SPECIFICATION (WPS) FORMS

Sample PQR Form – SAW

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Sample PQR Form – GTAW & SMAW

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Sample WPS Form – GMAW & FCAW

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AWS D1.1/D1.1M:2015 - M3 WPS QUALIFICATION TEST RECORD FOR ELECTROSLAG AND ELECTROGAS WELDING

Sample WPS Qualification Test Record for Electroslag and Electrogas Welding Form

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AWS D1.1/D1.1M:2015 - M4 WELDER, WELDING OPERATOR, OR TACK WELDER PERFORMANCE QUALIFICATION TEST RECORD (Single-Process) FORM

Sample Welder Qualification Form (Single-Process)

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AWS D1.1/D1.1M:2015 - M5 WELDER, WELDING OPERATOR, OR TACK WELDER PERFORMANCE QUALIFICATION TEST RECORD (Multi-Process) FORM

Sample Welder Qualification Form (Multi-Process)

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AWS D1.1/D1.1M:2015 - M6 REPORT OF RADIOGRAPHIC EXAMINATION OF WELDS

Sample Report of Radiographic Examination of Welds Form

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AWS D1.1/D1.1M:2015 - M7 REPORT OF MAGNETIC-PARTICLE EXAMINATION OF WELDS

Sample Report of Magnetic-Particle Examination of Welds Form

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AWS D1.1/D1.1M:2015 - M8 STUD WELDING APPLICATION QUALIFICATION TEST, PRE-PRODUCTION TEST, PQR, or WQR FORM

Stud Welding Application Qualification Test, Pre-Production Test, PQR, or WQR Form

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AWS D1.3/D1.3M:2018 FORMS

Sample Form for Welding Procedure Qualification Record (PQR)

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Sample Form for Welding Procedure Specification (WPS)

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Sample Form for Welder and Welding Operator Performance Qualification Test Record (WPQR)

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AWS D1.5M/D1.5:2020 – BRIDGE WELDING CODE

Form N-1 – Certificate of Conformance to Requirements for Welding Electrodes

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Form N-2 – Sample Welding Procedure Specification

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Form N-3 – Procedure Qualification Record (PQR) for Qualification, Pretest, and Verification Results

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Form N-4 – Procedure Qualification Record (PQR) Worksheet

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Form N-5 – Welder and Welding Operator Qualification Record

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Form N-6 – Report of Radiographic Examination of Welds

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Form N-7 – Report of Magnetic Particle Examination of Welds

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Form N-8 – ESW-NG Procedure Qualification Record

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Form N-9 – ESW-NG Welding Procedure Specification

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AWS D15.1/D15.1M:2019 – RAILROAD WELDING SPECIFICATION FOR CARS AND LOCOMOTIVES

Prequalified Welding Procedure Specification (WPS)

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Procedure Qualification Record (PQR)

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Test Qualified Welding Procedure Specification (WPS)

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Welder and Welding Operator Qualification Record

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Report of Radiographic Examination of Welds

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Report of Magnetic Particle Examination of Welds

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Sample Form for Welding Procedure Qualification Test Record (PQR) (For Carbon, Low Alloy, and Stainless Steel Sheet Metal)

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Procedure Qualification Record (PQR) (For Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys)

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Sample Form for Welding Procedure Specification (WPS)

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Sample Form for Welder and Welding Operator Qualification Test Record (For Carbon, Low Alloy, and Stainless Steel Sheet Metal)

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Manufacturer's Record Qualification Tests of Welder or Welding Operator or Tack Welder

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Report of Radiographic Examination of Welds

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Report of Visual and Dye-Penetrant Examination

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AWS D17.1/D17.1M:2017 SPECIFICATION FOR FUSION WELDING FOR AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS FORMS

Sample Procedure Qualification Record (PQR)

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Sample Procedure Specification (WPS)

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Sample Procedure Qualification Test Record (PQTR)

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OTHER AWS FORMS  

AWS QC1:2016-AMD1, Specification for AWS Certification of Welding Inspectors

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AWS QC4-89, Standard for Accreditation of Test Facilities for AWS Certified Welder Program

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AWS QC5-91, Standard for Certification of Welding Educators

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AWS QC7-93, Standard for AWS Certified Welders

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AWS QC7-93, Supplement C, Welder Performance Qualification Sheet Metal Test Requirements

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QC7-93, Supplement F, Chemical Plant and Petroleum Refinery Piping

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QC7-93, Supplement G, AWS Performance Qualification Test

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AWS QC10-2017, Specification for Qualification and Certification of Level I – Entry Welders

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AWS QC11-2017, Specification for Qualification and Certification of SENSE Level II – Advanced Welders

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AWS QC13:2006, Specification for the Certification of Welding Supervisors

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AWS QC14:2009, Specification for the Certification of Welding Sales Representatives

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AWS QC15:2008-AMD1, Specification for the Certification of Radiographic Interpreters

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AWS QC17:2015, Standard for Accreditation of Welding Fabricators for AWS Certified Welding Fabricator Program

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AWS QC19:2002, Standard for the AWS Certification of Robotic Arc Welding Personnel (2nd Printing, April 2009)

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AWS B2.1/B2.1M-BMG:2014 Base Metal Grouping For Welding Procedure And Performance Qualification

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AWS B2.1/B2.1M:2014-AMD1 Performance Qualification Test Record (SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, FCAW, SAW, OFW, PAW)

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AWS B2.1/B2.1M:2014-AMD1 Procedure Qualification Record (PQR) for SAW, SMAW, GMAW, GTAW, FCAW

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AWS B2.1/B2.1M:2014-AMD1 Stud WPS or PQR or WPR Form

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AWS B2.1/B2.1M:2014-AMD1 Welding Procedure Specification (WPS)

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AWS B2.1/B2.1M:2014-AMD1 WPS Qualification Test Record for Electroslag and Electrogas Welding

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AWS B5.1:2013-AMD1 Specification for the Qualification of Welding Inspectors

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AWS B5.4:2005 Specification for the Qualification of Welder Test Facilities

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AWS B5.5:2000 Specification for the Qualification of Welding Educators

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AWS B5.9:2006 Specification for the Qualification of Welding Supervisors

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AWS B5.15:2010 Specification for the Qualification of Radiographic Interpreters

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AWS B5.16:2006 Specification for the Qualification of Welding Engineers

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AWS B5.17:2014 Specification for Qualification of Welding Fabricators

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AWS C7.3:2016 - Annex B - Sample WPS

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AWS C7.3:2016 - Annex C - Sample Welding Procedure Qualification Record (WPQR)

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AWS C7.3:2016 - Annex D - Sample Operator Process Test Record (OPQTR)

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AWS C7.4/C7.4M:2017 - Annex A - Sample Laser Welding Equipment Qualification Record (EQR)

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AWS C7.4/C7.4M:2017 - Annex B - Sample Welding Procedure Qualification Record (PQR)

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AWS C7.4/C7.4M:2017 - Annex C - Sample Welding Operator Procedure Qualification Record (WOPQR)

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AWS D16.4M/D16.4:2015 Specification for the Qualification of Robotic Arc Welding Personnel

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Other Helpful Resources

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Duke Study on Manganese

Does scientific and medical literature support concerns that some have expressed about exposure on manganese in welding fume?

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IIW Statement on Manganese

AWS as a sponsor body of the American Council of IIW, has received the following statement on Manganese.

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Errata, Addenda, and Amendments

On occasion, updates are made to correct errors in information, or to add supplementary essential information. Here’s where to find that info.

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Welding Research Supplement

Relevant research papers by the world’s foremost scientists, engineers, scholars and industry professionals.
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Sections & Districts

Local sections are the heart of AWS. These local groups help to shape our advancement as a global organization and the welding industry in general.

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AWS Calendar

See the latest info about events, conferences, in-person and online courses, and more in our comprehensive calendar.

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IARC Evaluation

IARC Evaluation

In 2018, IARC released their monograph outlining their rationale to change the IARC classification of welding fume from Group 2B (possibly carcinogenic to humans) to Group 1 (carcinogenic to humans). AWS engaged a third-party expert (Ramboll Group) to evaluate and review the IARC reclassification. Read the Ramboll Review here. 

Additionally, the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP) undertook its own independent evaluation of the IARC reclassification. You can request a report by sending an email to NSRP@ATI.ORG: Advanced Impact Analysis- Potential Changes to Weld Fume Carcinogenicity Designation (2019-473-001)

After consideration of these two independent analyses, the AWS Safety and Health Committee recommends that the welding community continue to follow the guidance in ANSI Z49.1, Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes, and all recommendations of manufacturers including Safety Data Sheets (SDSs), warning labels and product use instructions. Read the AWS SHC Statement here.