Dangerous substances in welding

The Deutsche Gesetzliche Unfallversicherung (DGUV, the German statutory accident insurance association for wood and metal work) has a website dedicated to dangerous substances in welding.

On the website, you can find information about the risks posed by hazardous substances in several welding techniques. Information booklets can be downloaded that contain information on the safety evaluation of welders’ exposure to hazardous substances and the necessary protective measures required to eliminate or minimise possible hazards during welding activities. Legislation and technical rules, as well as technical papers and scientific papers concerning dangerous substances in welding, can be accessed from the website. You will also find a tool that helps you to assess exposure to welding fumes.

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