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Notre blog s'adresse aux métallurgistes, revendeurs de produits de soudage, associations professionnelles, écoles, soudeurs et autres techniciens spécialisés ; il aborde tous les thèmes liés à la sécurité au travail lors du soudage.

Ce blog fournit des renseignements sur les bases légales, les nouveautés techniques ou relaie des discussions tenues au sein de la branche. Mais sur le plan concret, il évoque également l'aération des locaux, les hottes ou les bras d'aspiration par exemple. À quel moment les entreprises doivent-elles les utiliser ? Quel rôle joue chaque catégorie de filtres dans divers types d'applications ? Pourquoi les dispositifs d'évacuation de la poussière exempts de toute contamination gagnent-ils en importance ?

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Ci-dessous, quelques articles récents :

Welding fumes explained in brief: Why an extraction system is so important11/2017

Every metal processor should know these days that welding fumes are harmful.  Yet, one question gets asked over and over again: What are welding fumes exactly? Just looking at the composition gives an indication of what hazards are behind welding fumes and why welding fume extraction is important.

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Nitrous gases in welding fumes What dangers are faced when welding 09/2017

Nitrous gases are often responsible for acute poisoning when welding. They occur during gas welding and arc welding processes. Due to current occupational medicine findings, the occupational exposure limits for nitrous gases were significantly lowered in May 2016.

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Better welding fumes extraction: Rotatable extraction hood with flange brings higher coverage 08/2017

The quality of an extraction hood is of utmost importance to ensure that welders accept the welding fumes extraction system. Thanks to a special design, the extraction hood with flange requires 40% less repositioning than standard extraction hoods. It is not just the flange that distinguishes it from standard systems. 

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Interview: “Metal processing companies use occupational safety to fight back against lack of professional workers” 07/2017

Occupational safety during welding is prescribed by law. To this day, however, some companies still use no effective equipment for occupational safety such as extraction plants. We are talking to Marco Baumgärtner about what he finds out when visiting companies, how he conducts conversations and what the trends are. The Area Sales Manager for Southern Germany in interview with KEMPER GmbH.

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Extraction table 7 facts how fine dust is effectively extracted during cutting 13.06.2017

Wherever welding takes place, an extraction table is normally not far off. It is not just used as a material support, but also ensures the safety of the employees from the large fine dust volumes when operating the cutting plant - seven facts on what makes an effective extraction table.

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Is welding smoke carcinogenic? International cancer researchers now say a clear ‘yes’! 30.05.2017

International cancer researchers determined that welding smoke is carcinogenic, in a recently published article. According to the cancer research agency of the World Health Organization, welding smoke has so far only been classified as possibly carcinogenic. With the new classification, the scientists adapted the estimation of the risks posed by welding smoke on the basis of new findings from several studies.

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Manganese in welding fumes causes symptoms similar to those of Parkinson's disease 31.01.2017

Welding with additives containing manganese promotes the occurrence of symptoms that are similar to those of Parkinson's disease. The higher the manganese content in the welding fumes, the more marked are the symptoms that arise. These are the findings of a recent study.

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Interview with a welder: “Irritation to the airways caused by welding fumes were part and parcel of the job.” 06.12.2016

Greater awareness about the dangers of welding fumes is needed. Occupational safety is often still poor despite the high risk potential. In this interview, the trained welder Tim Formell describes his experiences as a welder - surely not the general rule, but still a terrible example on how companies gamble with the health of their employees.

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