All posts by Carlos Plaza

Welding Fumes Reclassified as Group 1 Carcinogen

          Since 1989 the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) had classified welding fumes and welding-related UV radiation as “possibly carcinogenic to humans”. That changed in March of this year when 17 scientists from 10 countries met to review more recent observational and experimental studies. Based on this new evidence, … Continue reading Welding Fumes Reclassified as Group 1 Carcinogen

The Benefits of Becoming an AWS Technical Committee Member

The American Welding Society has been the leading body in the creation of welding standards since 1922, when they published “Standards for Testing Welds,” and “Welding Wire Specifications.” Simply stated, a standards is a document used repeatedly as a rule, guideline, or definition. “It is these AWS standards that help ensure industries around the world … Continue reading The Benefits of Becoming an AWS Technical Committee Member

Are You Ready to be an AWS Certified Welding Inspector?

How to know if your education and work experience has prepared you to become a CWI A higher income, new career challenges, personal enrichment, there are many reasons why after working as a welder, inspector, or engineer for a few years, many decide to solidify their passion for their profession and become an American Welding … Continue reading Are You Ready to be an AWS Certified Welding Inspector?

April 2017 Newsletter

Hollywood Discovers Underwater Welding Ryan Gosling is leading an effort to produce a movie adaptation of Jeff Lemire’s 2012 graphic novel, “The Underwater Welder.” Computer-Based Certification Testing: What to Expect AWS introduces convenient computer-based testing at PROMETRIC sites across the United States. WANTED: Tech-savvy Welders Technological innovations have created a need for welding operators with … Continue reading April 2017 Newsletter