General Description

The Welding Hazards and Safety indicates that an individual has mastered the knowledge points listed below. AWS WeldLink badges denote an individual’s qualifications and level of education, knowledge, or skills in specific subject areas.

Knowledge Points

This badge encompasses knowledge of welding industry safety practices as defined in Z49.1: Safety in Welding, Cutting and Allied Processes standard, including, but not limited to:

  • Safety Management and Supervision
  • Safety Roles and Responsibilities
  • General Area Protection
  • Personnel Protection and Personal Protective Equipment
  • Ventilation
  • Fire Prevention and Protection
  • Safety in Confined Spaces
  • Public Exhibitions and Demonstrations Safety
  • Precautionary Safety Information
  • Oxyfuel Gas Welding and Cutting Safety
  • Arc Welding and Cutting Equipment Safety
  • Resistance Welding Safety
  • Electron Beam Welding and Cutting Process Safety
  • Laser Beam Welding and Cutting Safety
  • Brazing and Soldering Safety

How to Earn This Badge

Complete the requirements for any one of the following options to earn this badge:



Obtain one of the following certifications:

  • Certified Welding Inspector
  • Certified Welding Supervisor
  • Certified Radiographic Interpreter
  • Certified Welding Engineer
  • Certified Welding Sales Representative

Online Courses

Successfully complete any one of the following AWS learning courses:

  • Safety in Welding

The AWS Safety in Welding Seminar provides a comprehensive overview of welding hazards, safety equipment, ventilation, welding in confined spaces, and safety precautions and specifications in an accessible and engaging format. This multimedia online seminar incorporates audio narration and animated graphics designed to make even the most complex topics easy to understand.

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  • Certified Welding Sales Representative

The Online Certified Welding Sales Representative Seminar provides a detailed examination of the technical aspect of welding and welding equipment as they relate to sales, distribution and manufacturing. The seminar focuses on safety in welding, cutting and allied processes, the fundamental principles of welding operations and processes, basic arc equipment, shielding gases, consumables, and related components.

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Successfully complete any one of the following AWS seminars:

  • Certified Welding Inspector Seminar
  • Certified Welding Supervisor
  • Certified Radiographic Interpreter

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The following resources can help you obtain the knowledge needed to earn the Welding Hazards and Safety:

Common Careers

Many of the individuals who have earned the Welding Hazards and Safety badge are working as:

  • Welder
  • Welding Inspector
  • Welding Supervisor
  • Radiographic Interpreter

Related Industries

Many of the individuals who have earned the Welding Hazards and Safety badge are employed in the following industries:

  • Shipbuilding
  • Construction
  • Oil & Gas