In our Blog for the metal working industry, welding suppliers, health & safety bodies, colleges, welders and other specialists it’s all about health & safety in welding.
The Blog informs about legal requirements, technical innovations or picks up on subjects within the sector. For instance, it’s about room ventilation, exhaust hoods or exhaust arms. When should which be used? Which filter class is required for which application? Why is a contamination free dust removal getting more important.
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In the body shop, the processing of aluminum-steel composites produces oxides and ozone, among other things. One of the many challenges: Identifying and eliminating potential hazards.
To keep risks low and minimize exposure to hazardous substances, the right technical protective measures are needed.
Bought a W3-certified extraction unit and played it safe forever? It's not quite that simple. In order to maintain W3 approval in the long term, for example, only original equipment components that have actually gone through the approval process are permitted. Above all, the use of original filters plays an important role.read more on external page
A W3 certificate: This is what most manufacturers of welding fume extraction units want. Because behind this is a test mark that is only awarded to units that meet the highest requirements. In Germany, it is mandatory for some welding work. Internationally, it is now considered an important mark of quality. About the history and significance of one of the most important test marks for welders.read more on external page
Around 95 percent of welding fumes is produced from additives – but this does not mean that it has to have the same composition. The welding process and the base material also play a role and determine, for example, whether hazardous particulate and/or gaseous substances are produced during welding. To kick off our materials series, discover what to look out for when welding structural steel.read more on external page
Large components, changing welding workplaces, hazardous substances, some of which are carcinogenic: Metal construction poses special challenges for occupational health and safety. The complexity of applications often requires an effective mix of measures to protect employees. Which protective welding equipment brings the greatest benefit in operation depends on several factors.read more on external page
Extraction torches are the welding technology trend in 2021. Demand is growing – because, as they become more widespread, extraction systems that can be easily adjusted to the power requirements of the respective extraction torch are increasing in importance. KEMPER expert Manfred Könning explains in an interview what is currently happening on the market after the market launch of the VacuFil series.read more on external page
The discussion on dealing with welding fume hazards is ongoing worldwide. The example of the British occupational health and safety authority HSE shows how the rules are becoming stricter. In an interview, Mrs Sarah Palfreyman, HM Inspector of Health and Safety, explains the background to the reclassification of mild steel welding fume as a carcinogen.read more on external page
Effective occupational safety not only has positive effects on the health of employees. The development of a new clean air concept at RIKA Blechkomponenten GmbH shows that it also sends positive employer signals in times of a shortage of skilled workers.read more on external page
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