Synonyms vary depending upon the specific component of the welding fumes.
Fumes generated by the process of joining or cutting pieces of metal by heat, pressure, or both.
Properties vary depending upon the specific component of the welding fumes.
Inhalation, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms vary depending upon the specific component of the welding fumes; metal fume fever: flu-like symptoms, dyspnea (breathing difficulty), cough, muscle pain, fever, chills; interstitial pneumonitis; (potential occupational carcinogen)
Eyes, skin, respiratory system, central nervous system
Skin: No recommendation
Eyes: No recommendation
Wash skin: No recommendation
Remove: No recommendation
Change: No recommendation
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Soap wash
Breathing: Respiratory support
At concentrations above the NIOSH REL, or where there is no REL, at any detectable concentration:
(APF = 10,000) Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode
(APF = 10,000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister having an N100, R100, or P100 filter.