Health and Safety Executive – Safety alert
Please be aware Shedders who are welding that a new safety alert has been posted.
There is new scientific evidence that exposure to all welding fume, including mild steel welding fume, can cause lung cancer because general ventilation does not achieve the necessary control.
There is also limited evidence linked to kidney cancer
Please see the complete alert and take the necessary precautions and preventions immediately.
Please pass on to all Shedders and your Shed board.
Thank you – Scottish Men’s Sheds Association
Click link for full details: http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/mild-steel-welding-fume.htm