Welding helmets provide protection for the eyes and face against
injurious rays, sparks, and spatter from welding and cutting,
and weld slat removal. Welding helmets do not afford protection
to exposed areas of the head, neck or ears, and the user should
take added precautions to protect any such exposed areas. Proper
shading of impact resistant filter lens and safety plates must
always be used.
• Welding helmets, including face plates, are not unbreakable.
They will not protect against severe impact hazards such as,
but not limited to fragmenting grinding wheels, abrasive discs,
explosive devices, corrosive liquids, or molt metal. Machine
guards eye conforming splash protection or other suitable means
must be used where these hazards exist.