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Are Weld Fumes Combustible?

The combustibility of weld fumes has been a controversial and contested topic in the welding industry. While most metal dusts are highly combustible, the high heat of the welding process is known to oxidize metal particulates. For this reason, many manufacturers assume that weld fumes are not combustible because oxidation has already taken place.

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Are Weld Fumes Combustible

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reduce cadmium exposure

February 8, 2018
Cadmium

Reducing Occupational Exposure to Cadmium Cadmium is among the most toxic metals that workers can be exposed to in industrial environments. Are your employees at risk? Here’s what companies need to know about cadmium exposure, including health effects, OSHA regulations and mitigation strategies. What is Cadmium? Cadmium is a naturally occurring element commonly found alongside zinc
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December 12, 2017
Reducing the Risk of Manganese Exposure for Welders

Thinking Beyond Regulatory Requirements Manganese is one of the most toxic metals commonly present in weld fumes. The current Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) permissible exposure limit (PEL) for manganese is 5 mg/m3 for general industry[1]. But the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) and many researchers are recommending exposure limits that are orders
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