This toolkit provides information for managers to better recognize the welding hazards and manage and implement the most appropriate controls through an easy-to-use online tool.
Tools, Fact Sheets, & Guides
A3 poster illustrating work-related lung disease and deaths in the UK manufacturing sector.
Oxford Academic Web resource Virtual Issue: Welding and Respiratory Disease
Free access to research papers on respiratory disease and welding from BOHS’ journal ‘Annals of Work Exposure and Health’.
In support of the Breathe Freely campaign, Oxford Academic have developed a collection which brings together key papers addressing respiratory hazards and welding, and methods for their control. Freely access these articles until 31 May 2018.
RPE Programme for Welders
Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) may be needed to protect welders from exposure to welding fume and metal.
An Introduction to LEV
Advice on the design and management of LEV systems to help you control workers’ exposure to welding fume and gases.
Why do workers need protecting?
Welding is one of the most common activities carried out in industry and there are a number of health hazards associated with welding in particular.
What can an occupational hygienist help with?
A prioritised list of control measures to reduce the risk of hazardous exposures in welding.
Monitoring Exposure to Welding Fume
Air monitoring and measurement may be needed where there is a serious risk to health from the inhalation of welding fume and the likely exposure level of the welders to the fume is not know.