Course Project

For the Course Project assignment, go to and review the American Welding Society (AWS) safety and health fact sheets. Answer the following questions on each: (see pdf fact sheets from AWS website attached)


1.   Confined Spaces:


Question – Compare and contrast the confined space recommendations made by the American Welding Society with those found in Chapter 13 of the textbook.


2.  Chromium and Nickel in Welding Fumes:


Question – Using other web resources, compare and contrast the AWS recommendations for controlling exposure to chromium and nickel welding fumes with those of other organizations. If you were the safety professional reviewing the hazards for manual welding involving exposure to these substances, what controls would you establish?


3.  Thoriated Tungsten Electrodes:


Question – What are the hazards of thorium? What is the source of thorium exposure during use of thoriated tungsten electrodes? What controls would you specify? Who would have to implement the AWS recommended controls for thorium exposure?


Students are required to submit the Course Project typed in MS Word or similar word processing software using the APA style format, double-spaced with 1-inch margins (top, bottom, and sides). Each answer should be approximately two pages in length. The project must be submitted in 12pt Times New Roman, and proper APA rules for formatting, quoting, paraphrasing, citing, and listing of sources are to be followed.



Total of 6 pages not including cover and reference page. (2 pages minimum for each numbered question)

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