Changes to welding fume legislation

Changes to welding fume legislation

Back in February this year the HSE released a safety alert. Acting on evidence gathered by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, its Workplace Health Expert Committee had concluded that the fume from welding and cutting steels should be reclassified as a human carcinogen. So, action soon followed.

3 May 2019

Research on the health risks from welding fume has prompted the HSE to issue new guidance. What are the implications for farming?