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Why Health & Safety in Welding Matters

13 November 2023 | 

Welding is a passion, and working with molten steel is a great experience. For every welder, personal protection and a safe working environment are the best preparation for creating The Perfect Weld Seam. Various safety aspects need to be considered when welding, as welders are confronted with molten steel, hot and sharp objects, UV and IR radiation, spatters from grinding and welding and of course welding fume emissions.  

There are numerous directives and safety regulations around the world. European Council Directive 89/391/EEC, for example, emphasizes the importance of protecting the health and safety of workers in the workplace. Employers are obliged to inform, protect and actively involve their workers in minimizing risks.

At voestalpine Böhler Welding, we not only fulfil these health and safety regulations, we exceed them by offering the highest health and safety standards with our products and services.

Our Vision

Our commitment goes beyond meeting legal requirements. Our goal is to be the most reliable and credible partner in the welding industry for Health & Safety. This means offering not just product solutions but also guidance, support, and collaboration with our customers.

What are the challenges facing the welding sector?

Meeting the growing regulations for the protection of welders:

Our innovative solutions directly address the growing regulations for the protection of welders. For example, our products, such as CO-BRO® GUARD and our PPE, are designed to exceed current regulations. These solutions ensure that welders are protected and comply with evolving regulations.

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Ensuring safe welding without compromising quality:

Ensuring safe welding without compromising quality is a challenge we understand. We offer unique solutions such as reducing fume risks at the source and providing collaborative robotic cells like CO-BRO® GUARD with its advanced fume extraction.

Our products diamondspark GUARD and FOXcore GUARD are designed to reduce the amount of hazardous substances such as Mn and Cr VI during welding while ensuring excellent weldability and mechanical properties.

Stay tuned to learn more about understanding health and safety regulations for welders, the connection between welding quality and our innovations in fume control and extraction.

Discover the new line of Personal Protective Equipment by Böhler Welding including welding helmets, gloves and apparel for the best protection.
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Choose Böhler Welding for The Perfect Weld Seam. Your health and safety are our priority, and our solutions make a difference. Join us in creating a safer, more efficient welding industry.