From The Fabricator Online
“Every day thousands of welders worldwide are exposed to dangerous welding fumes and gases that make them sick, sometimes permanently. At the same time, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) specifies comprehensive regulations and standards designed to help ensure safety when welding and avoid welding fumes polluting the work environment.
The problem is that hazardous fumes and gases are invisible, which makes it impossible to visually gauge the effectiveness of ventilation. Further, the reality is that many companies underestimate the impact of fume exposure and don’t use effective means to extract, filter, or purify the air welders work in.”