The welder's right to be protected
||In general it is the responsibility of the employer to identify any hazards that are to be found in the working environment and to provide the workers with adequate protection
There are no second chances when it comes to your eyes
Many welding and cutting procedures emit dangerous light radiation. The most common eye injuries from UV/IR radiation are retinal burns and flash burns to the cornea. These high intensity light injuries are preventable when the proper protection is worn and used appropriately.
Injuries from welding fumes are insidious
After you find your ideal eye and face protection, you can still be subject to the headaches, the sore throats, and the general fatigue that only seems to lessen when you’re on holiday.
All welding fumes contain pollutants and the injuries they can cause are insidious. Illnesses due to welding fumes can take many weeks, months and sometimes years to become apparent.
||Acute symptoms from exposure to welding fumes:
- Eye and skin irritation
- Metal fume fever
Chronic insidious, injuries on:
- Respiratory tract and lungs (including lung cancer)
- The central nervous system (Parkinson’s Disease etc.)
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