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April 05, 2018

Clean Air and the Automotive Industry

There’s nothing better than that new car smell—but a lot of dust, smoke and fumes go into creating every shiny new vehicle on the lot.

The automotive manufacturing industry employs more than 425,000 workers in the U.S. alone, most in the automotive[…]

March 29, 2018

Manganism: What Every Welder Should Know

Manganese is an essential nutrient, found in many over-the-counter multivitamins as well as healthy foods like whole grain breads and leafy greens. So how dangerous can it be, really?

As it turns out, very—at least when it is inhaled as a fumed[…]

March 22, 2018

Five Ways to Reduce Cadmium Exposure in the Workplace

Respirable cadmium dust can have significant health effects for workers. But there are simple steps that employers can take to reduce exposure to dangerous cadmium dusts and ensure regulatory compliance with OSHA PELs.

March 14, 2018

Worried About Cadmium Exposure? Here’s What You Should Know

Is cadmium used in your materials or processes? Then your employees may be at risk for cadmium toxicity. Here’s what employers should know about who is at risk, what to watch for, and regulatory requirements for cadmium exposure reduction.

March 08, 2018

Troubleshooting 101: Using the Right Amount of Filter Media

Air quality systems are essential for keeping workers safe and making sure your facility complies with air quality regulations. The last thing you need is for your dust collectors to fail. Besides, you want your capital investment to work as promised.[…]

February 22, 2018

New Fume Guns Give Welders a Shot at Healthier Work Environments


By Jaret Cameron, Technical Director of Welding Processes

It’s a Dirty Job

Most welders will tell you the conditions they work in are less than ideal. In fact, they can be downright nasty. In many cases, you can literally see the air[…]

February 22, 2018

Tips to Maximize Fume Gun Performance

You have already made a wise investment by purchasing the RoboVent Fume Extractor and it’s likely you are pleased with your purchase. In order to protect your investment, extend the life of your gun and ensure the best performance throughout the life[…]

January 03, 2018

When Poor Air Quality Kills: Preventing Dust Explosions

By Trevor Kendall

Dust explosions are among the most terrifying, expensive and potentially deadly industrial disasters. Combustible dusts—which include dusts from metal, wood, paper, food processing and plastics, among others—contain explosive power[…]

January 03, 2018

The Single Most Effective Tip for Collecting Oil Mist

Controlling oil mist is one of the most persistent air quality challenges in manufacturing, particularly in sectors such as automotive manufacturing. Oil mist poses different threats to workers than most dust and fumes, and it behaves differently, as[…]

October 26, 2017

Hybrid Air Quality Solutions for Heavy Equipment Manufacturing

Welding operations in the manufacturing of heavy equipment pose a particular challenge when it comes to air quality. In short, weld fumes can be hard to capture off of large components. Source capture solutions are usually needed to protect workers,[…]