Welding, cutting and grinding safety & PPE selection in steel fabrication

How to comply with EU safety standards for steel fabrication? Find out the respiratory and eye hazards you may be exposed to and learn how to protect yourself or your workers. Educational resources and information about the 3M PPE available to help you to promote welding and grinding safety with your team.


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Welding and grinding safety – EU safety standards

Learn more about the respiratory and eye hazards you may be exposed to when welding.


Welding Webinar – Know your hazards

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    Register today and watch on-demand: Welding - know your hazards

    In this on demand webinar, we’ll explore the hazards from welding and grinding, the importance of comfort and ease of use, and how innovation is meeting user demands to address some of the common issues surrounding hazards for welders:

    • Basic welding and grinding hazards and who can be exposed to them
    • Health impacts of weld fume
    • Users of welding PPE and their needs
    • Controlling the hazard with the latest generation of welding PPE

  • Designed for welders working at high amperages and that need to grind frequently, the 3M™ Speedglas™ Heavy-Duty Welding Helmet G5-01 is created to be adaptable to an individual’s needs and situation.

    • Protection against radiation, sparks and spatter, from a high-coverage welding helmet design
    • View your work with 3M™ Speedglas™ Natural Colour Technology.
    • Effective respiratory protection, offering the highest safety class for powered air (TH3) systems
    • Individualise your helmet comfort and adjust the respiratory airflow to your preferences

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  • Introducing the world’s first curved auto-darkening filter with the 3M™ Speedglas™ Welding Helmet G5-02. Designed for high-end TIG welders, the G5-02 helmet literally sets a new world standard for precision welding filter viewing. Featuring one of the newest innovations from 3M™ Speedglas™ – Curved Glass Technology. The welding filter follows the curved shape of your head and is more in line with the range of your peripheral vision.

    • Get wider views in a slimmer helmet.
      Previously, you had to compromise: either a slim helmet or a wide view. With the curved G5-02 welding filter, there are no compromises.
    • A brilliant light state.
      Great clarity before with our new 2.5 light state, and during the weld, with our 3M™ Speedglas™ Natural Colour Technology. Colours appear brighter and more realistic in both the light and dark states.
    • Bluetooth enabled.
      With the 3M Connected Equipment app, users get access to additional functionalities, statistics and documentation.

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Recommended PPE for welding operations

Learn from welders at three different companies who used 3M Adflo PAPR with welding helmet to help improve their productivity, safety and reduce injuries

  • Based on extensive input from welders working at high amperages that need to grind frequently, the 3M™ Speedglas™ Heavy-Duty Welding Helmet G5-01 is created to be adaptable to an individual’s needs and situation.

  • 3M's focus while developing the 3M™ Speedglas™ G5-01
    3M's focus while developing the 3M™ Speedglas™ G5-01

    See all the exciting features in a first-hand interview on the 3M™ Speedglas™ Heavy-Duty Welding Helmet G5-01 with our 3M experts. (2:42)

  • Compare 3M's Auto Darkening Filter to traditional helmets
    Compare 3M's Auto Darkening Filter to traditional helmets

    See how 3M ADF saves time and makes welding much more comfortable and efficient. (5:42)


Additional welding and grinding PPE

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    Welding PPE for TIG-Welding

    When looking for the best true colour, high-coverage welding helmet, choose PPE that helps protect against radiation, sparks and spatter that also offers expanded coverage options.

  • Image of 3M Rugged Comfort Quick Latch Half Mask Reusable Respirator
    Reusable half mask respirator

    Designed with smart and intuitive features 3M™ Secure Click™ Half Mask Reusable Respirator is simple, comfortable and reliable. Greater breathability and comfort is provided by the world’s first quad flow cartridge system

  • Image of 3M SecureFit 500 Series Eye Wear
    Eye protection for welding and grinding sparks

    Featuring unique pressure diffusion temple technology for personalised fit. Lenses meet EN166 standards. Available in a variety of lens colours and coatings.

  • Image of 3M E-A-R Flexible Fit Earplug
    No rolldown earplugs

    First earplugs of its kind, features a soft foam tip and a flexible foam-covered fitting stem that allows easy insertion into the ear canal using one or two hands.


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