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.
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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