Oil smoke and fumes can result in an unpleasant, and in some cases hazardous, working environment. Fume control systems from Filtermist ensure that your workplace is a safer and healthier environment - compliant with CoSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) regulations and DSEAR, as well as EPA legislation. Filtermist Systems specifies, supplies and installs a wide range of effective extraction equipment comprising fans, ducting, flexible arms and canopies, as well as fume treatment equipment that complies with EPA IPPC regulations. This includes activated carbon filtration, wet scrubbing, chemical scrubbing, electrostatic filtration, and thermal & catalytic oxidation. Typical fumes handled or treated include welding fume, process generated fume, vehicle exhaust fume, chemical fume and solvent fume.

In February 2019 the HSE strengthened its enforcement expectations for mild steel welding fume following ‘new scientific evidence from the International Agency for Research on Cancer that exposure to mild steel welding fume can cause lung cancer and possibly kidney cancer in humans. The Workplace Health Expert Committee has endorsed the reclassification of mild steel welding fume as a human carcinogen.’

Find out more in the Safety Alert that was issued in 2019