The Confederation of Shipbuilding & Engineering Unions

Breathe Safe – campaign launch

23 June 2023 / Health and safety | News

Four years ago, the HSE issued a safety alert about the link between mild steel welding fume and cancer.

A one-day conference has been held in Glasgow by the Breathe Safe campaign to raise awareness among the UK’s 88,000 welders and their families of potential symptoms including sore eyes, itching and unsteadiness.

The General Secretary, Ian Waddell wants welders to see their GP, and employers to offer annual health checks and provide proper ventilation equipment.

The campaign is also targeting the families of welders and former welders to come forward to tell their stories by completing a short survey.

The one day conference has been supported by the CSEU and the Alex Ferry Foundation.