Kemper America has dedicated their entire welding fume extraction business on keeping welders, and those who work in close quarters with welders, safe. Welding has always been a hazardous occupation. There are open flames, flying sparks and toxic gases in close proximity to a welder’s face. With that being said, it didn’t take long for welders to realize they were in need of protection.
Factory production was booming, meaning so was the demand for welders. This lead to an overwhelming need for head protection such as goggles and face shields.
During the second world war war manufacturing took most of the effort away from factories. Factor in that most men were joining the forces and leaving their jobs behind, the need to take care of the remaining willing to work became a top priority. So the need to protect the entire head and face lead to the creation of the first welding helmets.
The 1950s and The 1960s
This era brought on the first plastic and fiberglass hardhats. During the dawn of the sixties the first adjustable spectacle and nylon welding helmet were introduced to welders.
The 70s was when workplace safety became of upmost importants. President Richard Nixon first signed the Occupational Safety and Health Act, which laid the groundwork for the OSHA that we know today. This act placed safety in the hands of the employers and required manufactures to warn of any hazards their products could cause.
The first fully-functioning auto darkeing welding helmets made their way to the market.
The 90s until Now
There have been many advances in welding safety in the past 23 years. Now Kemper America offers a huge variety of welding safety products such as curtain, helmets, and welding fume extractors. They also offer advanced welding tables and the SparkTRAP which will reduce the risk of welding fires due to sparks.
These revolutionary products are all available to view online. Call Kemper America today to find out more about their innovative welding safety equipment.