Standard ANSI Z49. 1-2012

Standard ANSI Z49. 1-2012

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Standard ANSI Z49. 1-2012, Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes,

Z49.1 provides guidance in the safe setup and use of welding and cutting equipment, and the safe performance of welding and cutting operations.

Standard ANSI Z49. 1-2012,

This standard is for the protection of persons from injury and illness and the protection of property (including equipment) from damage by fire and explosions arising from welding, cutting, and allied processes.


The American National Standards Institute overseas standards and conformity assessment activities in the United States. When you see the ANSI abbreviation before a standard, it means it has been accepted by ANSI and shall be used on National level.


You can download ANSI Z49.1-2012 for free from our website. Simply click on the link below:


This standard is covered in our API 1169 Pipeline Construction Inspector Online Training Course and important potential questions highlighted. For example:


Cylinders shall not be charged in excess of ;one-half their maximum permissible capacity by weight or pressure.

Cylinders, stored at the site, shall be limited to ; approximately one day’s consumption

Cylinder valves shall be closed and valve protection caps shall be in place when equipment is unattended. Cylinders shall be secured so that they cannot be knocked over.


American Welding Society is offering a free course covering ANSI Z49. 1. It has 11 modules with Pre & Post Quizzes as well as safety & health fact sheets. strongly recommends going through this short safety course. Simply click on the link below to register with AWS:

How long is the course?

This course worth approximately 3 PDHs (Professional Development Hours)

How much does it cost?

To get the certificate of attendance, you need to pay USD 99for non-members or 74 USD for AWS Members; otherwise it is a free course and is a great opportunity to refresh your knowledge on safety issues in welding environments.

Who should take this course?

The AWS Safety in Welding course is ideal for anyone engaged in welding, cutting, brazing, or soldering. Whether you’re a welder, fabricator, inspector, engineer, or manager, this course keeps you aware of the latest safety and health regulations and the best practices.


Since Z49.1 is an standard, it is a mandatory requirement to comply with across US or anywhere this standard is accepted. 

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