There are many hazards in welding so in order to avoid potential injury, welders are strongly advised to wear suitable eye, face and head protection when engaged in welding activities. Other personal protective equipment such as welding helmets, proper protective clothing and footwear for welders as well as appropriate workplace safety equipment such as fume extraction must be used. Protecting yourself from workplace hazards involves more than just wearing personal protective equipment. Assessing the risks in your workplace and putting in place a plan to control those risks will help save lives. Correct manual handling practices and cylinder safety training are also important.