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Do I really need a welding jacket? I just weld in a t-shirt and jeans. The sparks sometimes shower over my forearms but they don't hurt so I think it's ok

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Ali202020
Ali202020

4 weeks ago

yes it is nessecary

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DennisO22
DennisO22

Answer 18 days ago

You certainly do need adequate protection gas shielded arc welding operations. It is not just the sparks. Gas shielded arc welding operations are rich in Infrared and Ultraviolet radiation. You can get seriously burned in a very short time if you fail to protect your skin - especially on the more tender parts of the body. Examples would be the chest and the stomach. I have witnessed blisters, like VERY serious sunburn, caused in minutes on unprotected skin. Don't be a foolish hero - wear the correct body as well as face protection. In the industries where I used to work training people to weld. You would be shown the workshop door if you failed to adhere to the welding safety regulations.