Who is at risk from a molten metal splash hazard?
Many companies such as aluminum and steel manufacturers, foundries and other industrial metal-working operations face the challenge of protecting their employees from the hazards associated with a molten metal splash. This responsibility carries with it serious legal consequences for failure to provide and use personal protective equipment in proper repair and flame resistant clothing designed specifically for the type of molten metal hazard that is present.
Foundry workers, fabricators and welders are the most commonly injured in a molten metal splash hazard. However, any worker or employee who passes near a point at which metal is heated to a molten state may suffer an injury from a molten metal splash.