While soldering is not generally a hazardous activity, there are a few things to keep in mind. EPCB suggest you to read risk assessments and chemical safety information before starting work. The first and most obvious is that it involves high temperature. Never touch the element of the soldering iron, because they can reach 350F or higher, and will cause burning very quickly. Make sure to use a stand to support the iron and keep the cord away high traffic areas. Always work in a well-lit area where you have space to lay parts out and move around. Solder itself can drip, so it makes sense to avoid soldering over exposed body parts. You have to wear eye protection, and never soldering with your face directly above the joint because fumes from the flux and other coatings will irritate your respiratory tract and eyes, even worse, the spit solder can painfully hurt you. Last but not least, most solders contain lead, so you should avoid touching your face while working with solder and always wash your hands before eating. We hope you can be safe and sound on your soldering process.