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California Proposition 65 Warnings

Welding or cutting equipment produces fumes or gases which contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause birth defects and, in some cases, cancer. (California Health & Safety Code Section 25249.5 et seq.)

Battery posts, terminals and related accessories contain lead and lead compounds, chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.

This product contains chemicals, including lead, known to the state of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after use.

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Principal Safety Standards

Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes, ANSI Standard Z49.1, from Global Engineering Documents (phone: 1-877-413-5184, website: www.global.ihs.com).

Safe Practices for the Preparation of Containers and Piping for Welding and Cutting, American Welding Society Standard AWS F4.1, from Glob- al Engineering Documents (phone: 1-877-413-5184, website: www.global.ihs.com).

National Electrical Code, NFPA Standard 70, from National Fire Protec- tion Association, Quincy, MA 02269 (phone: 1-800-344-3555, website: www.nfpa.org and www. sparky.org).

Safe Handling of Compressed Gases in Cylinders, CGA Pamphlet P-1, from Compressed Gas Association, 4221 Walney Road, 5th Floor, Chantilly, VA 20151 (phone: 703-788-2700, website:www.cganet.com).

Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes, CSA Standard W117.2, from Canadian Standards Association, Standards Sales, 5060 Spectrum Way, Suite 100, Ontario, Canada L4W 5NS (phone: 800-463-6727,website: www.csa-international.org).

Safe Practice For Occupational And Educational Eye And Face Protec- tion, ANSI Standard Z87.1, from American National Standards Institute,

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EMF Information

Electric current flowing through any conductor causes localized electric and magnetic fields (EMF). Welding current creates an EMF field around the welding circuit and welding equipment. EMF fields may inter- fere with some medical implants, e.g. pacemakers. Protective measures for persons wearing medical implants have to be taken. For example, access restrictions for passersby or individual risk assess- ment for welders. All welders should use the following procedures in order to minimize exposure to EMF fields from the welding circuit:

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    Keep cables close together by twisting or taping them, or using a cable cover.

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    Do not place your body between welding cables. Arrange cables to one side and away from the operator.

3.

Do not coil or drape cables around your body.

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For Gasoline Engines:

Engine exhaust contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproduc- tive harm.

For Diesel Engines:

Diesel engine exhaust and some of its constituents are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects, and other reproductive harm.

25 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036 (phone: 212-642-4900, web- site: www.ansi.org).

Standard for Fire Prevention During Welding, Cutting, and Other Hot Work, NFPA Standard 51B, from National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA 02269 (phone: 1-800-344-3555, website: www.nfpa.org.

OSHA, Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Indus- try, Title 29, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 1910, Subpart Q, and Part 1926, Subpart J, from U.S. Government Printing Office, Super- intendent of Documents, P.O. Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954

(phone: 1-866-512-1800) (there are phone for Region 5, Chicago, www.osha.gov).

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OSHA Regional

Offices—

is

312-353-2220,

website:

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814 (phone: 301-504-7923, website: www.cpsc.gov).

Applications Manual for the Revised NIOSH Lifting Equation, The Na- tional Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 1600 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30333 (phone: 1-800-232-4636, website: www.cdc.gov/NIOSH).

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    Keep head and trunk as far away from the equipment in the welding circuit as possible.

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    Connect work clamp to workpiece as close to the weld as possible.

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    Do not work next to, sit or lean on the welding power source.

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    Do not weld whilst carrying the welding power source or wire

feeder. About Implanted Medical Devices:

Implanted Medical Device wearers should consult their doctor and the device manufacturer before performing or going near arc welding, spot welding, gouging, plasma arc cutting, or induction heating operations. If cleared by your doctor, then following the above procedures is recom- mended.

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