I couldn't find a Health & Safety Section (maybe there should be one if there isn't?), so I'm posting here. If the admin want to move it, that's fine. Anyway, we had a Health and Safety bulletin regarding welding come through at work, and I have seen it posted elsewhere. So some of you may already be aware. Basically, in light of new information, welding has been reclassified as a carcinogenic operation due to the fumes given off. Namely it can cause lung cancer and possibly kidney cancer. As a result, the HSE has changed its enforcement expectations in relation to the control of exposure to welding fumes, including that on mild steel. What it boils down to is ensuring that there is adequate local fume extraction or respiratory protective equipment. Below is a link to the HSE bulletin. It is something that we all need to consider when welding, both for those doing it and those nearby, in addition to the current considerations when welding. http://www.hse.gov.uk/safetybulletins/mild-steel-welding-fume.htm Whilst we all have a tendency to roll our eyes at Health & Safety (sometime know as ‘Hinder & Stop it’) we still have a responsibility to ourselves and each other to go home as we arrived, namely safe and well. So, this probably needs local discussions to ensure we take appropriate action as required. Hope the above is useful.