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Document ID (ISN)29382
CIS number 78-1119
Year 1978
Convention or series no. VBG 15
Author(s)
Federation of Industrial Mutual Accident Insurance Associations (Hauptverband der gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften), Bonn, 1 Apr. 1978.
Title Welding, cutting and similar operations
Original title Schweissen, Schneiden und verwandte Arbeitsverfahren [in German]
Bibliographic information Carl Heymanns Verlag KG, Gereonstrasse 18-32, 5000 K÷ln 1, Germany (Fed.Rep.), 1978. 27 + 21p. Illus. Price: DM.2.65.
Abstract These safety regulations apply to welding, cutting, brazing, heating, hardening, metallising and other metalworking processes involving the use of gas/oxygen or gas/compressed air mixtures, to similar processes using electric power, and to thermit welding. General provisions respecting minimum age for admission to employment, employment of women, personal protective equipment, ventilation, work in confined spaces, fire and explosion hazards, hazardous work in or on tanks. Special provisions concerning gas and oxygen installations and gas welding, arc welding materials and operations, safe working methods for resistance welding, welding under water or in compressed air, and safety measures for thermit welding. Annex: information sheet on the prevention of acetylene container explosions, more detailed rules for application of the regulations, and comments.
Descriptors (primary) Germany (Federal Republic of); welding and cutting; metalworking industry; heat treatment
Descriptors (secondary) acetylene; fire hazards; work in confined spaces; gas welding and cutting; explosion hazards; age limit; oxygen; personal protective equipment; women; safe working methods; replaced; directive; ventilation
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Welding and cutting
Metalworking industry