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Category: Safety of Welding

Reduction of exposure level and potential hazards

All welding fumes contains gas and/or particles. To reduce fume exposure levels within your facility there are a few general steps you can follow:

Do you know what your are breathing?

Like you we take eye and face protection extremely seriously, but we also know that comfort and optical clarity are other critical factors for the welders ability to use their personal protective equipment. Often illnesses due to welding fumes take many weeks, months and sometimes years to become apparent.

EU Classification of mechanical strength

In Europe, all personal protective equipment (PPE) must be CE marked and in compliance with the PPE Directive 89/686/EED before they can be placed on the market.

Master of optics

Kristina Magnusson has long been fascinated by optics. And for the past 25 years, she has been applying this interest to helping improve the safety, quality and visual performance of 3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Helmets.

FAQ Eye & Face Protection

All personal protective equipment (PPE) sold on the European market, must be CE marked and in compliance with the PPE Directive 89/686/EEC. To show compliance with the basic safety requirements specified in the PPE Directive, you can have the PPE tested and certified to harmonized standards, for example EN 175 Personal protection – Equipment for…

October 6, 2015 0 Comments

FAQ Auto-Darkening Filters

One of the most common eye injuries from UV/IR radiation are retinal burns and flash burns to the cornea. We understand that eye protection is a critical issue for all welders and here are our replies to a few of the most frequent questions we hear about our auto-darkening filters.

Inspired by your reality

More than 35 years ago, we went to the shipyards of Sweden to study welders working conditions. We found skilled craftsmen blindly striking arcs as they continually nodded their shields down.

From that point on, we committed ourselves to developing tools that would forever improve the world of the welder. Your thoughts and opinions are the bottom line in our continuous search for innovation. Please feel free to address any questions or comments you might have.

Local information can be found at www.speedglas.com.