Several cases of permanent ear damage to welders have been reported to the WCB. In most
instances, the culprit is particles of slag. Ear protection is often overlooked by welders.
- Cover your ears when welding.
- If you wear a cotton welder's cap, concentrate on fit rather than style. The cap should be
capable of covering your ears.
- For added protection, some welders turn their cap brim to the side of their head that is most
prone to the shower of sparks.