Occupational health concerns in the welding industry.

  title={Occupational health concerns in the welding industry.},
  author={R. E. Korczynski},
  journal={Applied occupational and environmental hygiene},
  volume={15 12},
  • R. E. Korczynski
  • Published 2000 in Applied occupational and environmental hygiene
The Workplace Safety and Health Branch initiated a proactive study in the welding industry in Manitoba. Eight welding companies participated in this study. Health concerns raised by welders were welders' flash, sore/red/teary eyes, headaches, nosebleeds, and a black mucous discharge from their nasal membrane. Most welders expressed concern regarding excessive smoke levels in the workplace and inadequate ventilation. Types of welding identified were MIG mild steel, MIG stainless steel, and TIG… CONTINUE READING


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