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Why Do I Need a Safety Screen?

When safety is a priority in your workspace, safety screens are a must-have to help ensure the safety of employees. There are many working hazards when conducting operations such as welding that can pose a danger to both employees inside and outside of the welding space.

Safety Screens

Safety screens function as a barrier between potentially hazardous operations and the other workers in your workspace. The biggest reason why you would need a safety screen is that safety screens provide protection during manufacturing operations including welding, grinding, cutting, brazing, and soldering. Safety screens are made to withstand high temperatures and are made of durable materials to create a safe environment for employees working inside and outside of the enclosed space.

However, there are times when having an entirely separate welding area is not cost-effective. When that is the case, safety screens are non-negotiable for workspaces without a separate welding area. Using safety screens, you can create a designated space for welding and other operations

Remember that welding is a hazardous operation, from hot embers to fumes to UV exposure. Welding will pose a danger to everyone in the workspace without a combination of the right work practices, training, and protective equipment.

Benefits of Safety Screens

Welding and other potentially hazardous operations can pose health and safety concerns for both people working in the operation and other employees in the space because welding often happens in proximity to others. Consider these benefits of safety screens to see why it is worth investing in them.

  • Create a defined area – This is especially important if a workspace does not have a separate welding area. Safety screens create an enclosed space where welding and other operations can occur. The safety screens will also help to confine the effects of these operations, such as limiting the spread of dust, limiting UV light exposure outside the enclosure, and protecting other workers from sparks. Defining an area also makes it recognizable to other workers, making the space visible and letting them know what the space is used for.

  • Temperature control – Often, welding operations involve a lot of heat. With safety screens, you can contain that higher temperature in the enclosed space of the welding area. Being able to contain heated temperatures also means that you can conserve the amount of energy required to keep a work facility cool.

  • Noise control – Constant exposure to loud sounds can result in impaired hearing. While workers wear some sort of hearing protection, such as earbuds, while they are welding, other employees in the facility do not have that sort of protection. Therefore, it is important to use safety screens to contain noise from welding and similar operations in their space, which can be harmful and distracting to other employees.

  • Contain fumes – Welding operations often produce metallic and other fumes that can be dangerous to those without masks or protective gear. Safety screens will help prevent these fumes from spreading throughout the workspace and threatening nearby, unprotected employees.

  • Flexible – If you use safety screens to set up your welding area, that means the space can be modified as desired. In contrast to solid walls, which are expensive to build and difficult to move, limiting flexibility. But with safety screens, a welding or operation area can be moved to fit with the layout and configuration changes of the larger workspace as needed. Portable safety screens have an even shorter assembly time when setting up spaces and are incredibly versatile to incorporate into various workspaces.

  • Customizable for all your needs – Singer Safety Co.’s safety screens are made with high-quality material and can be modified to fit any application required by our clients. For example, consider using a laminate vinyl screen if you want to reduce noise and create some privacy, or using a mildew-resistant Cotton Duck style safety screen when working with water or more humid operations.

    Our safety screens come in all sorts of sizes, three styles, six colors, and six material options. There is also a specialty category of safety screens that can be modified to be translucent, mesh, safety stripes, and more. The Singer Safety Company will have a safety screen for all your protection needs.

Fire Attenuation Screens

Fire attenuation screens can be considered a type of safety screen, specifically designed to help control damage from various fire hazards. The primary purpose of fire attenuation screens is to limit the risk of fire by preventing heat from escaping through openings, such as windows. Fire attenuation screens work to contain the heat to mitigate the spread of fire by interrupting, reflecting, absorbing, and scattering the heat radiating from inside a high-temperature facility. Fire attenuation screens actually focus on containing radiant heat rather than sources of blazes themselves. With the heat being prevented from spreading, fire attenuation screens also work to help fires be brought under control. How much fire attenuation screening is required for a facility is dependent on building requirements, as well as the conditions and types of adjacent buildings.

Safety Screens for Windows

Sometimes, safety screens must be mounted onto windows. These screens are used when visibility into and out of an enclosed space is required. Safety screens for windows are often not made to withstand the high temperatures and effects of welding but are still durable and function as effective forms of protection against dust and drafts.

Get the Best Safety Screens

Ensure maximum safety and protection with Safety Singer Co.’s safety screens. We have been in the business of producing high-quality safety products since 1950 and are known as a leader in the industry. These protective products are specifically designed to endure dust, sparks, and molten metal. Ensuring safety in manufacturing and similar workspaces requires a complex combination of engineering practices, training, and protective equipment. Request a quote today to help guarantee safety for your workspace.

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