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Plymovent and COVID-19

30 Mar 2020 Health risks

Plymovent is monitoring the situation regarding the COVID-19 virus closely and we continue our work ensuring we meet the needs of our customers, as well as provide for the health and safety of our employees, customers and local communities alike.

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The Environmental Protection Agency

22 Oct 2019 Health risks

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is an independent agency in the United States entrusted with the mission of protecting human health and the environment. They dedicate themselves to topics as diverse as air, water and land, chemicals and toxics, waste and cleanup.

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Hexavalent chromium (Chromium 6) also found in welding fumes

4 Jun 2019 Health risks

What is hexavalent chromium & how to act for best protection.
A recent case (early February 2019) of financial compensation for 800 workers who have been exposed to the hazardous hexavalent chromium in the workshop of the Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NedTrain-department) in Tilburg, the Netherlands, has again put the spotlight on the danger of this substance.

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Using flexible extraction arms

6 May 2019 Working safely

At-source extraction protects workers in the metal industry and prevents the accumulation of welding fumes, oil mist or grinding dust in the workspace. The use of flexible extraction arms is a good method of removing dangerous fumes and dust when working on small or medium sized objects. These arms can be positioned close to the work area to capture toxic fumes, dust particles and remains of molten metal at the source. Capturing fumes and dust at the source also prevents pollution from spreading over the premises, keeping not only machines and tools but also products and offices cleaner.

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Why airflow monitoring is important

23 Apr 2019 Working safely

In previous blogs we have written about protection methods for welders, like extraction arms or hoods for local exhaust ventilation and welding helmets with PAPR units. When you provide your workers with protection equipment, you may think that you have taken the necessary steps to ensure their safety. But how can you be certain that the equipment is working as it should and your workers are not exposed to dangerous levels of carcinogenic fumes?

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New evidence: welding fumes can cause lung cancer

22 Feb 2019 Health risks

When metals are heated above their melting point, they vaporize and condense into welding fumes. Most people know that these welding fumes are unhealthy and dangerous. Although not everybody in the metal industry – and in other lines of work where welding is done – is fully aware of the dangers, most of them are familiar with local exhaust ventilation and personal protection equipment to minimize the health risks that are involved with welding.

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Welding fumes classified as Carcinogenic to humans

19 Feb 2019 Health risks

Welding fumes and UV radiation from welding are now classified as “carcinogenic to humans” by the IARC.

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New Diesel Engine Technology and Ultrafine Particles

11 Jan 2019 Health risks

Over the years, modern diesel engines have become cleaner. Or in other words: they have become less pollutable and emit less hazardous fumes. Diesel engines even emit less carbon dioxide than gasoline engines and many diesel engine manufacturers claim that most of the harm of diesel exhaust has been reduced.

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Metal fume fever. What is it and how to prevent it?

29 Oct 2018 Health risks

Metal fume fever is a benign, self-limiting occupational respiratory disease that results from the inhalation of fine metal particles. Whilst the exact mechanism for this condition is not known, the primary cause is thought to relate to the inhalation of zinc oxide fumes produced when zinc-coated steel or zinc-containing alloys (e.g. brass) are heated to high temperatures. A variety of other names for this condition is used, such as copper fever, brazier’s disease, welder’s ague, foundry fever, brass chills and spelter shakes.

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Moving forward – in house EMC test room for electronics development

12 Oct 2018 General

Plymovent has a strong focus on innovative product development, by developing solutions for clean air at work that are ahead of the curve or add more bang for the buck.

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