Most welding and cutting operations generate dangerous fumes and particulates. Here are several important factors you should know to better manage metal processing fumes to maintain a safe metalworking environment.
Many manufacturers use one of two options to clear the air of welding fumes – filter the dirty air and recirculate clean air inside the facility, or exhaust the dirty air outside and provide clean replacement air from outside.
Metalworking facilities and welding shops must be diligent in controlling dust and fumes containing harmful metal particulate. Fortunately, there are proven controls to maintain a healthy work environment.
OSHA has issued a final rule that updates regulation established 40 years ago to prevent chronic beryllium disease and lung cancer in American workers by limiting their exposure to beryllium and beryllium compounds.