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New resource helps employers manage the risks associated with welding fumes and gases

Published on: March 11, 2024

Welding and cutting processes generate fumes and gases that can be hazardous to welders and others working nearby, especially when welding indoors or in confined spaces.

Image of the cover of Controlling Exposure from Welding and Cutting ProcessesOur new book, Controlling Exposure from Welding and Cutting Processes, is for employers and workers in British Columbia who carry out welding work. It includes information on three basic types of risk controls for welding fumes and gases:

  • Engineering controls, including local exhaust ventilation (LEV) and dilution ventilation
  • Administrative controls
  • Respiratory protection

These controls will help you manage the risks of exposure for your welding and cutting processes.

Visit our Welding gases & fumes page for more information and resources.