Welding safety belongs to everyone

Better welding safety with the right equipment

Welding Safety belongs to everyone

The demanding process of welding raises concerns about occupational safety. The right equipment and safety precautions greatly reduce risks, help prevent occupational diseases and injuries, and provide the best possible conditions for safer and more comfortable welding without sacrificing efficiency. 

Health hazards in the workplace are a major concern for both employers and employees, who wish to protect the welder’s eyes, ears, face, lungs, head and body. Welding safety is improved by proper training, adherence to safety regulations, protection, and minimising or eliminating exposure to hazards. This is done through providing welders with personal protective equipment, like welding torches and helmets, welding respirators and flame-resistant clothing. The type and level of protection depends on the task and length of exposure. For example, light welding helmets might be enough for occasional use, whereas prolonged exposure to airborne welding and grinding fumes requires the very best respiratory protection aswell as attention to eronomics. 

Health hazards in welding

Most safety hazards in welding arise from exposure to heat, UV radiation, intense light and the smoke the welding processes produce. Welding fumes pose a health risk for the welder and anyone sharing the same workspace. Most occupational lung diseases are caused by repeated, long-term exposure to airborne contamination, but even a severe, single exposure to a hazardous agent can damage the lungs. Often, welding happens in difficult positions, which can cause excessive fatigue and occupational injuries. Learn more why welding safety is important and how to avoid the most common welding hazards.

 

Deep dive into the world of Welding Safety

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Future welding - as seen by the welders

The safety of welders is naturally a key factor in the day-to-day work. New safety innovations are developed alongside the welding equipment to ensure that welders can work in as hazard-free conditions as possible. 

Standards challenge the European welding industry

Standards change when something needs to be improved. Improvements may concern welding, but they may also involve related processes, industry-specific factors, or end product related factors, such as environment or safety.

Welding fume extraction reduces occupational health risks

Concerns over the risks of welders being exposed to harmful welding fumes have initiated EU and national-level actions. The revised version of ISO standard 21904-3 defines the method for measuring the capture efficiency of welding fume extraction guns which helps the decision-makers to evaluate available options. 

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Practical tips to enhance the welder´s occupational safety

Dealing with welding fumes

Fume extraction is the most reliable, economic and efficient solution for removing airborne welding fumes. When using a fume extraction welding gun, welding fumes are removed right at the source, providing not only the welder but all workers in the same space with better worksite safety.

More comfortable welding

To improve everyday ergonomics, welding torches, designed for reliable welding performance, offer the best possible protection and comfort for welding. A proper welding torch with specific user values, including ergonomic handle to reduced wrist loading, minimises injury risks and allows the welder to weld more efficiently for longer periods of time.

Premium breathing and eye protection

Advanced respiratory protection equipment ensure the safe working conditions as it protects you from breathing harmful, abrasive particles.  Breathing clean, fresh air helps you stay focused the entire working day. To further enhance your safety, the large visor ensures excellent visibility and better working accuracy.

A safe breathing environment

One welding operator can produce up to 40 grams of air-borne fume and particulate per hour. Advanced welding respirator models meet the highest EU classification for respiratory performance (TH3) protecting from 99.8 % of airborne fumes and particulate.

Take a firm grip on Welding Safety

Kemppi safety product range offers premium protection for welding processes. From the most efficient and ergonomic fume extraction guns to the best helmets with respirators to prevent the prolonged exposure to airborne welding fumes – including work environments in challenging low-light conditions.

PROTECTION AT ITS BEST

PROTECTION AT ITS BEST

Welding torch that removes welding fumes directly from the contaminant source.

WELDING OUTPERFORMED

WELDING OUTPERFORMED

Safety adds up to excellent welding properties and reduced spatter.

HAPPY TO HOLD

HAPPY TO HOLD

Excellent ergonomics makes welding a pleasure.

PREMIUM BREATHING PROTECTION

PREMIUM BREATHING PROTECTION

Welding torches and respirator helmets that meet the highest EU classification.

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FLEXLITE GF

MIG welding fume extraction gun

BETA RESPIRATOR SYSTEM

Welding helmets

GAMMA WELDING RESPIRATOR SYSTEM

GAMMA GRINDING RESPIRATOR SYSTEM

Flexlite MIG welding fume extraction gun

Guns and torches product catalogue

Respirator systems

Welding safety product catalogue

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SHAPING THE FUTURE OF ARC WELDING

Kemppi is the design leader of the arc welding industry. We are committed to boosting the quality and productivity of welding by continuous development of the welding arc. Kemppi supplies advanced products, digital solutions and services for professionals from industrial welding companies to single contractors. The usability and reliability of our products is our guiding principle. We operate with a highly skilled partner network covering over 70 countries to make its expertise locally available. Headquartered in Lahti, Finland, Kemppi employs close to 800 professionals in 17 countries and has a revenue of 140 MEUR.

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