Two welding methods and the related hazards

Welding activities hold a number of sources of danger: Not only the material, but also the welding procedure used are decisive in which work protection measures need to be taken and what the welder needs to look out for. Hazardous … >> more

Occupational safety does not end with exctraction: Dust disposal also entails hazards

Dust disposal

Due to the health hazard of welding fumes, it is not sufficient to only rely on a good extraction and air filtration. Dust disposal also plays a large part. Here, the welder must be protected against hazardous substances in the … >> more

New processes and materials in welding equals more safety? No!

New processes and additional materials promise a considerable reduction of the welding fumes. It is, however, a fallacy that the danger of a welding fumes explosion has been eliminated for the welder and work places surrounding him. On the contrary, … >> more

Effective health and safety management in welding processes: essential guidelines

Wie Schweißrauchabsaugung funkioniert, erklärt die VDMA-Broschüre "Schweißen ohne Rauch".

Welding operations make up a large group of issues which comprise a variety of procedures, rules and regulations. The range of available brochures and data sheets is quite extensive and somewhat confusing. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) of Great … >> more

Health hazard from welding fumes

Beim Schweißrauch wird es vor allem Nanobereich extrem gefährlich für Schweißer.

Contaminants from welding hold a high potential hazard to the health of welders. This is dependent on welding process and material. Welding fumes pose an enormous potential hazard. Official tests show that fume particles are typically smaller than 1 micron, … >> more

Collect and separate: how to achieve effective occupational safety

occupational saftey in welding processes

Extraction and filter technology is fundamental to effective occupational safety. But the behavior of the welder is also significant. Thus collection efficiency is not the same as filtration efficiency. What good does it do occupational safety to use the best … >> more

Contaminant categories: from breathable to ultrafine

Schweißrauch unterteilt sich in einzelne Fraktionen. Besonders gefährlich sind die Partikel ab den alveolengängigen Stäuben.

98.9 percent of welding fumes are harmful to health. Danger lurks in a size under 10 microns for respirable particles. Health risks from welding don’t come only from welding flashes burning the eyes. During welding processes, hazardous substances arise from … >> more

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