Global solution to reduce welder's exposure to welding fumes
The health of welders is our customers' priority, and ours too. As the designer and manufacturer of welding equipment and consumables, Lincoln Electric is the expert best placed for providing improvement solutions for lowering the exposure to welding fumes.
Source of welding fumes
The composition and amount of fume and gases generated by the welding process can be influenced by a number of factors, including the welding consumable, welding process, and the base material, including any rust, scale, oil paint, solvents, or other substance on the base material.
Awareness of welding fumes in workshops is key
Many governmental or regulatory bodies issue exposure limits for components of welding fume. Check your applicable regulations to determine which limits apply to your workplace. For example, hexavalent chromium, which can be found in some welding fume, is classified as CMR (carcinogenic, mutagenic and toxic for reproduction) with a Permissible Exposure Limit fixed at 1ug/m3. Always consult a qualified industrial hygienist to ensure that you and your employees are staying below the applicable limits.
KEY POINTS TO SUCCESSFUL SOLUTION:
WHEN USED PROPERLY, THE SOLUTIONS PROPOSED BY LINCOLN ELECTRIC CAN SIGNIFICANTLY REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF FUMES INHALED BY WELDERS.
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