HSE Safety Alert – Welding Fume
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has issued a Safety Alert following research that re-categorised all welding fumes (including mild steel) as carcinogenic.
The HSE has advised that the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has re-categorised all welding fumes (including mild steel) as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1). The Workplace Health Expert Committee (WHEC) endorsed the findings at its meeting in November 2018. As a result, the HSE has issued a Safety Alert explaining that, with immediate effect, it is strengthening enforcement expectations.
11 February 2019