Talking About Safety

If you’re a welder, you already know what we’re going to stress today. But just in case you haven’t heard this one yet, here it is: your safety equipment is your best resource as a welder. Investing in the proper equipment means protecting your body and your health and helps ensure that you’ll have a long and fruitful career as a welder. What’s the best way to do that? Don’t scrimp on your safety equipment! We at Sidney Lee Welding Supply ALWAYS encourage customers to make sure they have the very best when it comes to protective gear. You absolutely must make sure you’re covering all your bases when it comes to your safety. Here’s what we recommend.


Obviously, a welding helmet has to be at the top of the list. Welding without proper eye protection can cause permanent damage to your retinas, not to mention injuring the skin of your face. Keep yourself safe with a full-face shield or helmet. Next up, you’ll need a pair of heavy, welding gloves and a good respirator. It’s so important that when you’re welding, you choose clothing that is made out of natural materials, as synthetic garments can melt from sparks and damage your skin. And having a quality respirator will keep your lungs in good working order and avoid health issues.


Yes, you could go with the above options and safely weld, but why stop there? We recommend additional eye and ear protection to keep yourself safe as you work. Getting a good leather or apron is another great option to keep your clothing and body safe from the sparks that occur during welding. And while you’re at it, grab some additional filters for optimal health.

Do you have questions about keeping yourself safe and healthy while you weld? We’d love to answer them! Stop into your local Sidney Lee Welding Supply store and talk to one of our associates!