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IntroductionWelding is a generic term for joining pieces of metal at joint faces rendered plastic or liquid by heat or pressure or both [1]. These processes generate several health and safety risks for the welders and workers nearby, such asfire and…
IntroductionThis article will give an overview of the types of different man-made mineral fibres and the associated occupational health and safety issues. The different kinds of fibres are defined by specific geometric parameters (length, diameter and…
IntroductionMetalworking fluids (MWFs) are used in workshops worldwide for the cutting and forming of metals. Their main purposes are to cool and lubricate tools, work pieces and machines, inhibit corrosion and remove swarf. MWFs are available as non-…
IntroductionCrystalline silica is the name for a group of naturally occurring minerals found in many types of rock. It can be released into the air when the rock or articles made from the rock are crushed, cut, or worked in some other way. It is the fine…
IntroductionRespiratory Protective Equipment (RPE) is a particular type of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), used to protect the individual wearer against inhalation of hazardous substances in the workplace air. This article provides information on…
IntroductionDiesel engines are widely used for transport and power-supply and, therefore, occupational exposure to diesel exhaust is common. In 2012, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified diesel exhaust as carcinogenic to…