How do ultrafine welding fume particles get into the body and what effects do they have?

During welding, ultrafine particles are created which are breathed in or swallowed by welders. The smallest particles often cause the greatest damage. Yet, how exactly do these ultrafine particles affect the welder? And what kind of defense mechanism does the ... >> more
Manfred KönningMay 14, 20180

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

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, ... >> more
Tobias PatzkowskyJuly 12, 20170

Welding fume extraction done right: This is how you bring the extraction arm into position

Extraction arms are the most commonly used equipment in Germany for welding fume extraction. The correct handling is decisive with regards to effective capture of welding fumes. A high coverage rate and thus the effectiveness of occupational safety largely depend ... >> more
Andreas EffingMay 29, 20180

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