Exposures and Controls
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Welding Fume Exposures and Controls: Do We Know Enough?
It is safe to assume that we never know enough, or at least don't know all that we need to know. Recent changes to hexavalent chromium and beryllium protection requirements should teach us this lesson.
NIOSH Safety and Health Topic: Welding and Manganese
Welding fumes are composed of metals and most fumes contain a small percentage of manganese. NIOSH has been conducting research and reviewing the published scientific literature to assess this problem.
2006 MSHA's Occupational Illness and Injury Prevention Program Health Topic: Welding Fumes Sampling
he potential hazards of welding operations include metal fumes, toxic gases, and ultraviolet and infrared radiation. Fume particles are formed from vaporization of molten metal.