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New study on protecting welders from ozone

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The results of a new Australian scientific study have now been released to help employers understand the risks to their workers and fulfil their legal responsibilities as it relates to reducing ozone exposure to as low as reasonably practicable in welding environments.

Ozone is an extremely toxic gas generated when UV radiation from a welding arc reacts with oxygen in the air. Undetectable to the human eye, ozone can cause serious health issues to unprotected welders.

Consequently, a peak limitation of 0.1 parts per million (ppm) has been established as the workplace exposure standard for ozone. This simply means that by law, exposure to ozone must at no time exceed 0.1 ppm parts of air.

The results of an all-new scientific study have just been released, measuring welder’s exposure to ozone and the effectiveness of different product controls in minimising exposure.

To download the white paper visit: www.apexweldingsafety.com.au

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