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Most professionals already understand the need for eye protection and burn prevention, but gas hazards deserve attention, too. Welding fume safety is an essential, if less evident, part of workshop safety.
Welding is an essential part of numerous manufacturing and assembly processes, employing more than 400,000 people in the United States alone. Because of the nature of the job — working with high temperatures and molten metals — injuries are likely.
In 1998, according to a Bureau of Labor Statistics report, 413 workers were struck and killed by vehicles. That was “the highest number in the 7-year period that the fatality census has been compiled.”1 Without a standard in place, the numbers were steadily rising.