Warning about weld fume legislation

Any companies performing mild-steel welding could fall foul of a change in enforcement expectations that has recently been announced by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Multi-Fan Systems, a specialist in customised air movement, filtration and extraction systems, has made the rallying call in a bid to educate industry on the importance of providing clean working environments for staff. The company provides a single-source solution for customers looking to benefit from cleaner, safer and more productive working environments.
Emerging scientific evidence from the International Agency for Research on Cancer suggests that exposure to all welding fumes, including those produced when joining mild steel, can cause lung cancer, with limited evidence also linking it to kidney cancer. The HSE will now be strengthening its enforcement expectation for all welding fumes, as it believes general ventilation does not achieve the necessary control.
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