Welder, arc: international hazard datasheets on occupation

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International
English
2012

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The datasheet provides an overview of what is dangerous about welding, including hazards related to this job and preventive measures. The datasheet alerts both the worker and the occupational safety and health professional about the relevant hazards at the workplace, and provides means of prevention for this specific occupation. The datasheet is designed to cover the range of hazards to which the worker may be exposed while performing the tasks typically associated with this occupation.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Výroba kovových konstrukcí a kovodělných výrobků, kromě strojů a zařízení
Provider: 
International Labour Organization — ILO
Tasks covered: 
Heating, Machining, or Welding Metal
Hazard - physical state: 
Dusts
Gases
Hazard - health effects: 
Asthmagens
Asphyxiants
Toxic substances
Exposure route: 
Inhalation
Substance Description: 

Welding fumes - manganese, cadmium, shielding bases (argon, helium and carbon dioxide), chromium, nickel, steel and other metals


CAS Number: 
7439-96-5
7440-43-9
7738-94-5
7440-02-0
EC number: 
215-202-6
231-152-8
231-801-5
238-076-4
Prevention measures: 
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Training / guidance
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
Guidance
Target group: 
Employers
Occupational health physician
Safety officers
Workers
Workers representatives

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