Accession Number:

ADA043023

Title:

Evaluation of the Potential Retinal Hazards from Optical Radiation Generated by Electric Welding and Cutting ARCS December 1975 - April 1977.

Descriptive Note:

Nonionizing radiation protection special study,

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE AGENCY ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Report Date:

1977-08-16

Pagination or Media Count:

268.0

Abstract:

A special study of the potential retinal hazards from direct viewing of various welding processes was conducted by the US Army Environmental Hygiene Agency as part of a cooperative effort with the American Welding Safety Committee on Safety and Health of the Project Committee on Radiation. It was determined that potentially hazardous levels of visible radiation were emitted by all of the welding processes that were evaluated and that recommended filter shade numbers were generally adequate. These processes included gas tungsten arc welding, flux cored arc welding, plasma arc cutting, plasma arc welding and shielded metal arc welding. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE