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Welding management: best practices

Welding fumes are a result of the welding extraction, and they must be managed in order to maintain a healthy and safe work environment for all the employees in the department in discussion. The exposure to these components is highly regulated by the entities in force and all businesses must comply with a series of regulations when it comes to welding extraction fume management. Below we have some best practices examples that might help managers of those businesses that using such processes.

 

Recommended steps for minimising the impact on human health

  • Changing the shielding gas or using fillers with low magnesium levels. Substitution and elimination are highly encouraged in such cases.
  • Investing in fume extraction equipment and diverse engineering solutions, available on the market currently.
  • Periodic administrative controls.
  • Personal protective equipment, supplied by a specialised manufacturer.

Fume extraction pieces of equipment

In terms of fume extraction equipment, there are available on the market some key elements that help greatly in the purpose of proper fume management. Source capturers are some essential elements that capture the fumes before reaching the worker’s breathing space. Available in different shapes and sizes, they must be purchased so they respond to the cubic volume they need to be efficient in. For choosing such equipment, it would be best to discuss with a specialised manufacturer and let them assess your necessities and propose solutions. Furthermore, ask the specialists at the manufacturing company what steps you should take as a managing body in order to maintain those capture elements in proper form over the years. Maintenance plays a great role in our equation, and the manufacturer always has the best pieces of advice.

Carefully choose the respirator and train your employees in proper usage

Investing in proper respirators is critical for your employee’s wellbeing. With two categories of respirators on the market, you must decide which one is the best for your particular case. The air-purifying respirators have innovative filters that eliminate the contaminant is the air breathed by your employees, while the atmosphere-supplying respirators provide clean air to the user of the equipment. Some of the most common air purifying respirators is dust masks, which are quite similar with paper masks, only that they have a higher density and filtering capabilities. The most common air-supplying respirator provides the necessary clean air via a hose mask.

Make sure you discuss with your supplier and manufacturer before making a decision. They are also able to design proper fume management principles that will help you greatly in the process of protecting your employees.