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Welding health and safety

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 The current guidance on mild steel welding is out of date and will be updated as soon as possible to take account of this new evidence.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

worker with protective mask and gloves welding

The following pages aim to provide simple guidance and advice on the health and safety risks that are associated with welding, ‘hot’ cutting and other associated operations.

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Updated 2019-03-20