Why Measure Manganese?
The silent component in welding fumes is manganese. Most material safety data sheets (MSDS) won’t list it as a component of welding filler wire or rod because the amount is typically less than one percent. Since it’s not listed, this metal often gets overlooked during th
Protect Your Employees From Silicosis
What is silicosis? Silicosis is a disease of the lungs due to breathing dust that contains crystalline silica particles. This dust can cause fibrosis or scar tissue formations in the lungs that reduce the lung’s ability to work to extract oxygen from the air. There is no cure for thi
Silica Hazards Caused by “Fracking”
Hydraulic fracturing operations can create a silica hazard to workers, and employers should take proper steps to prevent exposure, in June OSHA and NIOSH released a jointly issued hazard alert. This alert was centerted around the process of induced hydraulic fracturing, often referred