Safety Hazards in the Welding Industry

There are various techniques involved in the welding industry – manual metal arc welding, tungsten inert gas welding, flux cored arc welding and spot welding, among others. Due to the many materials and different equipment used, this creates a potentially hazardous working environment.

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Hazards of Respirable Crystalline Silica in Industrial Sectors


Among the many health hazards associated with working in industrial sectors such as stonemasonry, construction and quarrying is extended exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS). In fact, the well-documented risks caused by RCS over the years have become so alarming that they have caught the attention of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) – but what exactly is RCS and why is it considered responsible for different occupational risks?

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Common Problems Associated with LEV in Air Cleaning Systems

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Local Exhaust Ventilation, more commonly referred to as LEV, is an engineering system that is designed to be a thorough air cleaning solution in the workplace – highly recommended by the UK’s Health and Safety Executive to ensure that workers are assured of the necessary precautionary measures against contaminant inhalation. Read more