An employee orientation is necessary for all newly hired workers. Your orientation should include a learning session and a tour of the work area and wider facility to discuss all applicable hazards.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards are rules that describe the methods that employers must use to protect their employees from hazards. There are OSHA standards for construction work, maritime operations and general industry, which is the set that applies to most worksites. These standards limit the amount of hazardous chemicals workers can be exposed to, require the use of certain safe practices and equipment, and require employers to monitor hazards and keep records of workplace injuries and illnesses. Examples of OSHA standards include requirements to provide fall protection, prevent trenching cave-ins, prevent infectious diseases, ensure that workers safely enter confined spaces, prevent exposure to harmful substances like asbestos, put guards on machines, provide respirators or other safety equipment, and provide training for certain dangerous jobs.


Important information from the Department of Homeland Security.  

It is very important for welders to be able to interpret welding symbols accurately. It allows them to produce better quality work in shorter periods. 

Reading blueprints correctly also saves costs by getting projects done the right way in the first attempt.