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Bad Air Day

20 Mar 2015








The Bad Air Day website has been produced by the Welding Fume Team to provide a resource and links to further information on the health risks from exposure to welding and thermal cutting fume, and the control of exposure. It is aimed at both employers and employees who use welding in the workplace, as part of their business or work.

The Welding Fume Team was brought together by the Health and Safety Executive and comprises the following organisations:

  • Association of Welding Distribution Ltd
  • Air Products (AWFTE)
  • BOC (AWD)
  • British Compressed Gases Association
  • British Constructional Steelwork Association
  • British Stainless Steel Association
  • Doosan Babcock
  • EEF
  • HSE
  • Plymovent UK (AWD)
  • The Welding Institute
  • Unite the Union
  • WEC Ltd (AWFTE)
  • Weldability Sif (AWD and AWFTE)
  • Wilkinson Star (AWFTE and AWD)

The aims of the Welding Fume Team are to raise awareness of the risk to respiratory health from exposure to welding fume and thermal cutting applications, and how to control these exposures. The Team operates through a cooperative approach with all members having equal status.

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