Cancer Risk: HSE tighten control, issuing safety alert for welding fumes

New scientific evidence from the International Agency for Research on Cancer confirms exposure to all welding fume, including mild steel welding fume can cause lung cancer and possibly kidney cancer in humans.

The Health & Safety Executive have released their Change in Enforcement Expectations for Mild Steel Welding Fume and we encourage you to revise your Risk Assessments in relation to welding activity, exposure to welding fume, engineering controls and respiratory protective equipment (RPE) to control the risk.

Further information from the Health & Safety Executive can be found here.

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