Manufacturing workers are at high risk from fumes given off by welding and hot cutting processes which give off very fine particles that cause cancer, COPD and pnuemonia.
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Welding Fume Control Selector Tool
This web-tool is designed to complement the information on the Breathe Freely in Manufacturing webpages. It provides guidance on welding fume control for common welding tasks. A panel of experts from industry, consultancies, academia and the HSE formed a working group to create this web-tool in order to inform managers and supervisors of welders about the best welding fume controls available to protect their health.
Breathe Freely is a BOHS initiative,
aimed at reducing occupational lung
disease in the UK, which causes
significant debilitating ill-health and
an estimated 13,000 deaths per year.
Welding Fume Control Selector tool
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