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WELDING SAFETY WHITE PAPERS

If you are involved in the welding industry this Welding Safety White Paper page is for you. Here we have compiled our most recent articles about 'White Papers' which tackle key safety issues within the welding trade.


AWS and 3M recently teamed up to write a white paper on welding fume. After covering how welding fume is produced, what is welding fume and what does welding fume contain the paper dives into more serious topics such as the known health effects from welding exposures and takes a look at some strategies that can help to reduce exposure to welding fume.

The welding fume white paper also discusses the differences between the available respiratory protection options to welders including powered air and supplied air welding respirators.



QWS Welding Supply Solutions stands with AWS & 3M on their mission to spread awareness and information about hazards of welding fumes that is why we are sharing these articles to all welders & employees out there who are risking their health being exposed to these dangerous fumes.

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2020 WELDING FUME UPDATE: THE CURRENT STATE OF PLAY

If you are involved in the welding industry this new white paper released by AWS is a must read. The 2020 Welding Fume Update takes a closer look at a 2019 study on welding fume and lung cancer that pulled together data from over 60 years and over 16 million people worldwide. This paper also reviews what welders and those who employ welders can do in response to this new information

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WELDING FUME: A KNOWN CARCINOGEN

A closer look at the recent reclassification of welding fume as Group 1: Carcinogenic to Humans. This white paper aims to investigate the recent reclassification from an Australian perspective pulling relevant information from multiple sources into one easy to read document, so that employers of welders and welders themselves can make better decisions regarding welding fume and suitable respiratory protective measures. This paper also attempts to raise awareness of workplace cancer risks associated with welding so that welders question and challenge whether they are suitably protected even when operating under the current Australian workplace exposure standards for welding fume.

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WHAT’S BEING DONE IN AUSTRALIA NOW THAT WE KNOW WELDING FUME IS CARCINOGENIC?

The Welding Fume White Paper by AWS on the IARC Reclassification of Welding Fume was intended to answer welders’ questions on what the reclassification meant for Australian welders and employers of Australian welders. We’ve had a huge response to this Welding Fume White Paper with thousands of downloads and many companies completely changing their stance on welding fume as a result. However, we’ve also had a lot of questions.

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WELDERS' POWERED AIR RESPIRATORY PROTECTION NOW MORE AFFORDABLE

Upon hearing the news regarding the reclassification of welding fume by the IARC and putting together a Welding Fume White Paper on what this means for Australian welders, AWS, the sole agent for the 3M Speedglas Brand in Australia and New Zealand has decided to reposition the 3M Speedglas 9100XXi Air Powered Air Purifying Respirator with a sharper price point to help make powered air respiratory protection more affordable for Aussie and Kiwi welders.

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WHAT IS A POWERED AIR RESPIRATOR?

A Powered Air Purifying Respirator (or PAPR) is a portable air filtration system that provides effective protection against potentially hazardous particulates, fumes and gases present when welding, cutting or grinding. These harmful contaminants – collectively known as ‘welding fume’ – can pose significant health risks when inhaled.

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DOOR OPENS FOR WELDERS' CANCER COMPENSATION


An Australian-first judgment linking a Melbourne man's deadly lung tumor to toxic welding fumes has opened the door to new compensation claims by former welders battling cancer.

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Official Articles By: 3M Speedglas

Information and news on the hazards of welding fumes originally written by Speedglas

The QWS team is well trained in recommending efficient RESPIRATORY PROTECTION options to protect yourself from hazardous welding fumes at all times with efficient respiratory protection.

QWS offers a broad range of respiratory protection, we have RESPIRATORS WITH VALVES, FILTERS & PRE-FILTERS, SILICON HALF MASK FACE PIECE, PARTICULATE FILTERS, HEAD HARNESS, FILTER ADAPTORS, PEEL-OFF VISOR OPTIONS, NECK PADS, FILTER RETAINERS, TWIN FILTER HALF MASKS, RESPIRATOR CLEANING WIPES, SOCK FILTERS, DISPOSABLE RESPIRATORS, RESPIRATOR WELDING KIT, BREATHING TUBES and many more…

VIEW OUR FULL RANGE OF RESPIRATORY PROTECTION HERE

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