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
Hold Your Breath! Welding Fumes May Be More Dangerous Than You Think
A significant danger in the workplace today is welding fumes. Welding exposure is so common that up to two percent of the world’s population in industrialized nations have been affected in some way. Exposure to welding fumes can have debilitating effects on the human body for ma
Common Welding Hazards and Controls
Welding is such a common industrial process that up to two percent of the working population in industrialized nations has engaged in some form of welding. Welding is a hazardous process. Flash burns to the eyes, burns on the skin and fire are some of the more immediate and acute ha
Health Problems Caused by Welding Fumes
Ten percent of all manufacturing jobs in America are welding related. 700,000 workers employed in the United States have been exposed to dangerous welding fumes. In welding fumes alone there are seventeen different chemicals or agents that can directly affect a person’s daily life o