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

occupational saftey in welding processes

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

Interview about occupational safety with a welder: “Irritation to the airways caused by welding fumes were part and parcel of the job.”

Greater awareness about the dangers of welding fumes is needed. Occupational safety is often still poor despite the high risk potential. In this interview, the trained welder Tim Formell describes his experiences as a welder – surely not the general rule, but still a terrible example on how companies gamble with the health of their employees.

Safe welding workshops: Proper planning and equipment are crucial

Welding work harbors numerous risks and requires specific precautions. Therefore, the establishment of welding workshops has to be planned carefully. Employers must not only consider economic management,  but their focus has to specifically be on ergonomic workstations which meet health … >> more

Fighting against hazardous welding fumes in apprenticeships: clean air for the Voith Training Center

Work health and safety is a top priority at Voith GmbH. The technology group equips their latest Voith Training Center with modern extraction system and filtration technology. Despite a completely open plan building over three floors, the training center remains … >> more

Mobile, stationary, central: Extraction systems for welding fumes at a glance

Mobile extraction devices and filter devices: high movement radius thanks to almost unlimited mobility usable also for changing workstations shorter extraction arms thanks to proximity to workpiece Stationary extraction and filtering devices/systems: space-saving installation at solid welding stations so good … >> more

Air recirculation during welding: Yes – see conditions

Air circulat solutions are becoming increasingly more important in planning extraction systems and filter technology in operations. They promise lower energy costs. But a recirculation of filtered air is not suitable in all cases – in some cases it is … >> more

Effective labor protection for welding school in Saudi Arabia

The largest oil producing company in the world equips its welding school in Saudi Arabia with the latest technology for OSH from Germany. These include extraction and filtration Systems. Saudi Aramco is the largest oil producing company in the world. … >> more

Efficient extraction systems are also necessary for automated welding robots

Welding robots help on specific applications which are difficult to implement using manual welding processes. On top of this, robot welding is safe because welders do not have to remain in the vicinity. However, welding fumes which are hazardous to … >> more

Modern extraction and filter technology for welding school in Oman

100 welding locations in one place means one thing more than anything: an awful lot of welding fumes. To protect its apprentices, one of the largest welding schools in Oman has installed welding cabins in addition to modern extraction and … >> more

Highest work safety thanks to modern suction systems at mechanical engineering company TRUMPF

Welders and their immediate environment constantly face health hazards: Sparks, gases or ultra-fine dust particles. It is with good reason that metalworking companies are obliged to protect staff by means of e.g. suction systems. At their site in the French … >> more