The HSE has just issued the following safety alert regarding new scientific evidence that exposure to all welding fume, including mild steel welding fume, can cause lung cancer. There is also limited evidence linked to kidney cancer.
HSE inspectors will be expecting that adequate control measures are implemented to protect workers against the potential fatal effects of breathing in welding fumes.
HSE Safety Alert:
Bulletin No: STSU1 – 2019
Issue Date: February 2019
All workers, employers, self-employed, contractors’ and any others who undertake welding activities, including mild steel, in any industry.
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