SMACNA-BC June 2019 Membership Meeting
WELDING GASES & FUMES
Welding gases and fumes pose a serious threat to anyone who inhales them. Every welding project emits a different combination of gases. The fumes can cause occupational asthma and damage the nervous system. Keeping your head out of the plume while welding is one of the best ways workers can protect themselves from harmful exposure.
As an employer, you need to know if there is the potential welding fume exposure present in your workplace. It’s your responsibility to regularly inspect your workplace, and to ensure that your safety procedures and practices control the risk.
Please join us for the June Membership meeting to welcome Hans Kriekenbeek, CRSP, ROHT, Specialist, Industry & Labour Services – WorkSafeBC.
Hans will cover topics such as:
- Introduction/Types of Metals of Concern
- Health Effects of Metals of Concern
- Brief Summary of Legislative Requirements
- Typical Safe Work Controls Applied in Industry