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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[…]

April 16, 2018

Celebrating National Welding Month: Attracting Fresh Talent with a Breath of Fresh Air

Welders do the work that holds our world together. From airplanes to medical devices, many of the products we rely on in our modern economy use components that are welded together, either manually or robotically. And that is not likely to change[…]

April 12, 2018

Air Quality Options for the Automotive Industry

There are many different production applications used in automotive manufacturing, ranging from robotic welding to rubber processing. But how do you know which air quality option will provide the most effective particulate control for your specific[…]

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 because of[…]