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Health and Safety

Why should i consider a fume filtration system?

Local and international health and safety legislation (such as COSHH, NIOSHH, OSHA etc) states that it is the employers responsibility to protect the health, welfare and safety of their employees. Failure to do so can result in expensive legal action, potential fines and poor employee relations.

The Need for Fume Extraction

Many types of dust and fume are hazardous to health if inhaled. People can become permanently sensitised to fumes which means that continued exposure, even to very small amounts of fume, may cause asthma attacks or other respiratory diseases. A high performance fume extraction system will help to:-

  • Protect employee health.
  • Ensure compliance with Health & Safety regulations such as OSHA, NIOSH C.O.S.H.H, MAK, AFNOR, or equivalent.
  • Increase production speeds.
  • Reduce complaints by operators due to odours, dust and vapours.
  • Avoid possible cost of health compensation claims.
  • Reduce the cost & time to cleaning laser lenses, conveyors, guarding, soldering machines and other equipment.
  • Reduce product contamination.
  • Provide a better working environment.
  • Reduce downtime.

Other effects are:

Laser Health and Safety

People can become permanently sensitised to fumes which means that continued exposure, even to very small amounts of fume, may cause asthma attacks and the person affected may never be able to carry out that work again.

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CO2 lasers are commonly used to code, mark, engrave or cut components or products which are manufactured from a variety of materials. Hazardous fumes and dust are produced when the substrate, lacquer, paint or coating is marked or cut.
CTR filtration systems ensure compliance with International Health and Safety Law, and also deliver cost savings to the production process.

Because of this, employees should be protected by the best fume extraction systems available.

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