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Why is Welding Fume dangerous?

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Why is Welding Fume dangerous?

We often talk about welding fume being a hazard to welders and worksites, however we often don't look at exactly why it is. A recent paper from WorkSafe in Victoria has some great insights to answer exactly why welding fume is dangerous. Firstly Welding Fume is now internationally recognized as a carcinogen to humans. This has obvious consequences in terms of Cancer.  However the health effects spread far wider than just this. Below is an excerpt from the WorkSafe paper about these health effects.   Exposure to welding fumes is known to cause short and long-term health effects. The short-term...

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Meet The Family

Posted by Troy Thomas on

Meet The Family

   Meet The Family The Allclear range consists of personal respiration units to full room ventilation fit outs and everything in between. Filtration Series The filtration range incorporates all filtration systems, both fixed and mobile units to ventilate your workshop. Ventilation Series The ventilation series includes all fan solutions for fumigating your workspace. Respiration Series The respiration series covers all personal respiration systems to protect your workers health and maximize their productivity.

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Extraction vs. Exhaust

Posted by Troy Thomas on

Extraction vs. Exhaust

Exhaust-Transferal of toxic air using natural air movement One of the most common practices for the reduction of welding fume is the use of natural ventilation. This is claimed to be an adequate measure for the safety of workers.  People are often not aware this measure of ‘exhaust’ only transfers the danger still leaving the risk to other workers. Weld Australia Fume Minimization guidelines state  ‘Relying on a light cross-draught in the vicinity of the welder’s face to ensure that the fume is either drawn or blown away from the welder’s breathing zone can be unreliable.’ (Weld-Australia) Extraction-Elimination of toxic air...

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Key questions about welding torch fume extraction

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Key questions about welding torch fume extraction

Am I sacrificing performance for safety with fume extraction? Although it is maintained that welding torches don't 'perform' as well with extraction torches, the answer is no, you won't sacrifice any performance.  AllClear extraction systems for welding torches perform just as well as regular welding torches. Lightweight, slimline and compact they provide user comfort. They also have a temperature resistance 0 degrees C-85 degrees C. Is it more strenuous on my welders even if it’s healthier? Even though some extraction torches are very heavy units, the AllClear Torchmaster is designed for user friendliness. The lightweight hose and nozzle reduce user...

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The 4 Top Business Impacts of Fume Control

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The 4 Top Business Impacts of Fume Control

Effects of Fume Control on your Business Poor air quality could be harming your bottom line. Productivity is reduced in facilities that suffer from air pollution. This leads to difficulty with employee recruitment and retention and increased hiring and training costs. Productivity The Connection Between Air Quality and Productivity is significant. Dust and weld fumes are a common challenge in a manufacturing and engineering environment. While manufacturers must comply with OHS regulations and protect the health of their workers. Poor air quality can have a great impact on  day-to-day productivity.  Improving air quality has shown to have reduced error rates, increased output and...

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