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Global Webinar: Health and safety in Welding

  • 28 Sep 2021
  • 8:30 AM
  • Online (Zoom Webinar)


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This is a Welding Institute webinar organised for our global membership. Non-Members are also welcome to join us.

Overview: In this presentation, we will discuss the latest recommendations for controlling welding fume and the hierarchy of control methods, including a review of workplace exposure limits. Information on welding fume generation will be presented along with an explanation on how the emission rate and composition of the fume is affected by process and parameters. This presentation will detail the latest information related to enforcement of welding fume exposure in the UK, as well as providing an understanding of welding fume and how to control exposure.

Speaker:   Geoff Melton SenMWeldI CEng

Speaker Biography: TWI Technology Manager, Geoff Melton is the Chairman of IIW Commission VIII, ‘Health, Safety and the Environment,’ as well as the chair of CENELEC TC26 on electric welding equipment. Geoff was also instrumental in the creation of a working group set up between IEC and ISO to write a new series of international standards for arc welding equipment (IEC 60974). This led to the development of standards for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) and the health effects of exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) in welding. Having graduated with a degree in physics and electronics, he has worked in welding research and development for nearly 40 years. In addition, Geoff has an MBA and is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Physicist. At TWI, he leads a wide portfolio of research projects ‐ from welding fume to automated welding process developments for low/zero emission automotive applications.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD): Attending this event supports your professional development.  You can claim 2 CPD points per hour for this event.  As a member of the Welding Institute you can record your CPD activity online from your membership portal.

Additional Information:

  • Registration will close 24 hours before the event starts.

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