Tony and Webmaster Bill — That is a good article.
Yes I whole-heartedly agree and I would like to say thanks to Tony Moscioni for submitting it.
Having had many years of welding experience myself, I can see what this article is all about.
I've even had the odd tingle from weldors before today, but I've always stopped welding to find out why this is occuring.
One aspect of welders, that I find alarming, is the condition that you sometimes find the Mains voltage lead to the welder in, some that I've seen should have been thrown away years ago!.
For people that repair/service welders, a thorough inspection of all of the leads (High and Low Voltage cables) should be done.
I'd also venture to test the LV leads with a Low Ohms meter from the welder end to the Earth Clamp or Handpiece, you'd be suprised at how poor the connection can be on these leads.
Any Weldor, should have, as a part of their basic training, a thorough knowledge of Electrical and safety principles.
To recieve a shock from a welder and not know why
you got it, can only lead to worse accidents in the future.