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We Are Your Local Team of Welding Safety Professionals!

Helping Welders Like You Stay Safe On The Job!

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ProGas has been greater Pittsburgh’s leader for welding supplies, services, and safety gear for decades.

We are a welder’s one-stop-shop, providing welding equipment, industrial gases, and a wide range of safety equipment. Over the years, we’ve built strong relationships with welders in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. They have given us insight into what welders need, especially when it comes to safety.

Welding Safety Equipment Available

At ProGas, we can provide you with all the proper safety equipment such as:

  • Welding jackets
  • Welding helmets
  • Flame-resistant gloves
  • Gas detection equipment
  • Fire-resistant clothing including shirts, jackets, coveralls, and pants
  • Safety glasses
  • Welding blankets
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Welding liners
  • Filter plates
  • Welding screens

We’ll work with you to make sure you have the equipment you need for a safe workspace.

Welding Safety Best Practices

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that more than 6,000 welders, brazers, and solderers were injured on the job in 2019 (the last year published). That year, 37 welders, brazers, and solderers died from workplace injuries.

While welding will never be risk-free, there are ways to reduce the risk for your welders and those who work around them:

Mandatory Reading of Manuals. Anyone who operates welding machinery and equipment needs to be thoroughly read the operating manual so that they can use their tools safely and properly. If the manual is lost or becomes damaged, get a replacement from the manufacturer. They may also be able to direct you to an online version of the manual.

Protect Eyes and Ears. Anyone who has welder’s flash or arc ash can tell you how painful it is. Hearing loss is a risk for welders. The welding helmet should have a proper filter shade, as well as the appropriate safety glasses that also have side shields. Ear protection should also be worn to adequately protect any threats to hearing loss.

No Clutter Allowed. Neatness and organization are paramount for welding safety. All welding equipment should be clearly labeled and have its place on a welding site. Nothing else should be present at a welding site. Give welders a clear space to work and keep everything else away, as other objects may be flammable or create a potential tripping hazard.

Gear Up Properly. Clothing must be flame-resistant, such as denim jeans, shirts made with tightly woven material and welding jackets. Welding gloves should be the right ones for the job and equipment. Shoes must be high-topped, so pants can go over them, and they must be leather, not synthetic or fabric. No skin should be exposed. Make workers check pockets for flammable items like butane lighters or matches as well.

Contact ProGas for all your welding equipment and supply needs! We’ve got you covered with welding gas as well as a wide range of quality welding and cutting supplies for our many customers throughout Pennsylvania, including Butler, Beaver, Erie & Pittsburgh, plus Morgantown WV, and Ohio!