Safety and protection are important for dangerous jobs such as welding. Welding helmets are the headgear worn to protect the face and neck during the following welding operations:
- arc welding
- shielding metal arc welding
- gas tungsten arc welding
- and gas metal arc welding
With out proper knowledge and safety precautions welding can be both dangerous and unhealthy. Most welding processes involve an arc flame, so the risk of facial and flesh burns is very high- 1 to 10. Jackson welding helmets are durable and dependable, they significantly reduce any risk of injury, and allow for quality work to be done both safely and effectively. These helmets are specifically designed for optimal protection of the eyes. Standard welding helmets protect the eyes from ultraviolet emissions released during multiple arc welding processes; exposure to these emissions result in inflammation of the cornea and is known as arc eye. It’s very important to find a United States Industry approved helmet that covers all necessary security features and provides sufficient protection to prevent or greatly reduce any and all risks of injury resulting in personal harm or physical damage.
Also, welding helmets can prevent damaging health risks such as arc eye, inflamed cornea, and retina burns. Any unprotected exposure to the highly concentrated release of ultraviolet and infrared light emissions from the welding arc can cause such damages, 20-30 percent of these emissions are dangerous. The same ultraviolet emissions can also harm any unprotected skin. Most skin damage is comparable to a sunburn and can occur quickly hence the term “flash burn”.These helmets, such as Jackson welding helmets, protect from:
- flash burns
- ultraviolet light
- infrared light
Older models of welding helmets were worn up during most welding operations. Traditionally, the welder would work with the helmet in an up position and pay close attention to his work. When the worker began an arc welding process (arc welding, shielding metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding, and gas metal arc welding) he would need to nod his head for the helmet to fall into place for protection. With Jackson welding helmets, they can be worn in a down position at all times.