Introducing the NEW 2022 Practical Guide!
Following the overwhelming positive feedback received from the welding industry after we launched The Practical Guide to Welding Fume Control in 2021, AWS has decided to launch a bigger and better version in 2022 to give workplaces even clearer and more practical advice that can help to keep welding fume exposure to an acceptable level.
What’s new about the 2022 edition?
Some notable additions in this new and improved version include a look into the most common chemicals workers may be exposed to when welding, the source of these chemicals in the welding fume, the respective health effects, and the current WEL released by Safe Work Australia.
What’s more, the new guide delves deeper into the advantages and disadvantages of the different forms of LEV, including Fixed LEV, Portable LEV, and On-Gun Fume Extraction. It also includes a Blueprint to Welding Fume Control, which essentially condenses down the contents of the guide into a one-page decision matrix. The original 16-page document is now 20 pages.
Ultimately, the 2022 Practical Guide to Welding Fume Control is based on the same simple premise – that while the health risk posed by welding fume is serious, keeping welders safe can be straightforward. As a result, it provides businesses with both a clear outline of the dangers of welding fume and actionable and practical guidance based specifically on the welding industry.