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Flux-cored arc (FCA) and metal cored arc (FCA) welding

HSE issues safety alert on welding fume

New evidence shows exposure to mild steel welding fume can cause cancer. Employers should use suitable controls for all welding work. The current guidance on mild steel welding is out of date and will be updated as soon as possible to take account of this new evidence.

Safety alert

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Location Iron; aluminium; low-alloy steels Copper; bronzes; galvanised steels High-alloy and stainless steels; alloys containing chromium, nickel, barium, manganese, cobalt or lead; coated metal Alloys containing cadmium, beryllium
Outdoors
Indoors
Confined
Updated 2019-03-20