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February 19, 2019

10 Ways to Reduce the Risk of Combustible Dust Explosions

Manufacturing facilities are almost always at risk for combustible dust explosions.The risk is even greater when processes produce sparks (ie. welding, grinding and metal cutting) and dusts aren't captured properly. Fortunately, most explosions are[…]

February 12, 2019

How Do Combustible Dust Explosions Happen?

Without adequate dust control, many fabrication shops are at high risk for dust explosions. Is your manufacturing facility at risk? Due to the nature of metalworking dust particulates and the many sources of sparks and heat in the fabrication process,[…]

July 19, 2018

Constructing a Cleaner Future: Air Quality and the Structural Steel Industry

The structural steel industry is growing fast—and so are problems associated with fabrication of structural steel components.

When welding, cutting, or grinding happen in the great outdoors—as is generally the case when constructing bridges and[…]

July 12, 2018

Structural Steel: A Growing Industry

The structural steel market is rising as fast as a skyscraper in Shanghai. Nearly 125 million tons were produced in 2016, and the industry is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.5%. By 2025, the global structural steel[…]

June 27, 2018

Keeping Your Cool While Cleaning the Air

By Craig Widtfeldt, Executive Technical Director of Solutions Sales

June 19, 2018

Understanding Exposure Limits: PELs, TLVs, SECALs and More

By Trevor Kendall, VP Distribution Sales

Indoor air quality (IAQ) standards can include some confusing language and acronyms. What's the difference between a PEL, an REL and a TLV? And which ones do you need to follow? Here's a handy guide to help you[…]

May 25, 2018

National Asthma Awareness Month: Help Your Employees Breathe Easy

Welding fumes and metalworking dusts put employees at risk for asthma and other respiratory problems. Are you doing everything you can to protect your workers' lungs? Here's what manufacturers should know about indoor air quality and respiratory[…]

May 03, 2018

What’s the Big Deal About Respirable Crystalline Silica?

OSHA’s new standards for respirable crystalline silica (RCS) for general industry go into effect June 23, 2018. How dangerous is RCS, anyway? And how will the new standards impact workers?

April 26, 2018

Are You Ready for New Respirable Crystalline Silica Standards?

OSHA’s new general industry standard for respirable crystalline silica (RCS) will be enforced starting June 23, 2018. Are you ready? If you’re not sure, read on.

April 19, 2018

Meeting OSHA PELs for Manganese Exposure

Manganese is one of the most common elements welders and metalworkers are exposed to—and one of the most problematic. This soft, silvery metal, used in stainless steel and aluminum alloys, is a major component of many welding consumables.

It is also[…]