Welding Fume Control
The topic of the “Control of Weld Fume Extraction” is becoming more important as more information is published to show the the connection of weld fumes to lung and kidney cancers as well as other illnesses (HSE Safety Alert).
Information regarding control measures can be found on the Health & Safety Executive web sites:
In 2021 the HSE published a COSHH information sheet (WL3) detailing the controls relating to welding fumes:
The regulations these documents relate to include:
The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH)
Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992.
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