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

WIG welding: “Clean” process with underestimated health risk

It is deemed a “clean” welding process creating only little welding fumes and is therefore often underestimated: WIG welding. The process harbors health risks which should not be underestimated. Welders are exposed to nitrogen oxides, radioactivity and ozone in particular. … >> more

Fine dust: the invisible danger

The danger is in the unseen: Fine dust is a threat to people. Specifically, ultra-fine dust particles constitute a health threat. This finding is becoming more accepted in science and practice and can be applied directly to welding or rather … >> more

MAG-welding: common, despite high emissions of welding fumes

Gas welding: Nitrogen and carbon hazard in welding fumes

Whether your welding sheets of pipes: Oxyacetylene welding (gas welding) stands for high accuracy. But even this relatively slow process releases hazardous substances and not only the dangerous nitrogen dioxide. Have you ever been in confined spaces where oxyacetylene welding … >> more

Welding aluminium: dangerous formation of oxides and ozone

Many welding companies ask themselves one question when it comes to the welding of aluminium: Is an air pollution control system absolutely necessary when working with this comparatively lightweight material? Studies show, however, that the material does indeed pose a … >> more

Welding fumes and their varying effects

Not all welding fumes are the same. Hazardous substances created by the welding process have different effects on the human body. There are substances which affect the lungs, poisonous substances and carcinogenic substances – and they all harbor their own … >> more

Risk of heart attack due to fine dust particulate pollution higher than once thought

Fine dust increases the risk of heart attack more significantly than once thought. A new study proves how dangerous even extremely small doses of dust particles can be. The EU limit values for fine dust may be too low. An … >> more

New study: Fine dust increases the risk for dementia disorder

When someone is exposed to fine dust for a long time risks to get sick of dementia. This was shown now by a new study. Since during the welding works dusts in the form of particles is often generated, it … >> more

Strong generation of fume during welding with covered rod electrodes

The manual arc welding with covered rod electrode is a very popular welding method. However, more welding fume is generated here than in many other methods. This means greater hazard for the health. In the manual arc welding a rod … >> more