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Posted February 8
Does Your Work Application Include Welding?
Welding is a common industrial application, and although it is efficient and practical for joining a variety of metals, the by-products can cause serious problems in your work environment. Welding creates gases and fumes that have no business in the human respiratory system, and you must take measures to capture and filter fumes at the source to protect your students and workers. Our booths are also designed to filter airborne dust from grinding welds smooth.
Welding Gases & Fumes in the Workplace
Any experienced welder knows there are inherent risks involved when welding and grinding. The fumes gases and dust created by the welding and grinding process set the stage for a range of different health concerns if proper ventilation and filtration is not in place. The heat from a welding flame produces gases that can include oxides of nitrogen, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide. Coating or solvents present on the metal may also produce vapors and gases that can have serious health effects.
- Mild irritation to the respiratory tract
- Mild eye, nose or throat irritation
- Nausea and vomiting
- Chest pain
- Fluid in the lungs
- Damage to the respiratory system
- Damage to the nervous system
- Breathing problems
- Lead poisoning
The severity of damage is dependent on factors such as the length of exposure, the type of welding being done, the materials being welded, size of the work area and the effectiveness of your safety protection.
Benefits of Welding Booths by Diversitech
The only way to guarantee your workers’ protection is to filter and ventilate welding fumes at the source. We have a range of welding booths that comply with all regulatory guidelines and are ideal for removing the airborne by-products of welding at the source. We also have mobile welding trailers for training purposes.
Give one of our team members a call today so we can start the process and find the ideal solution for your workplace welding applications. Whether it is MIG, TIG or Stick welding, Diversitech has air pollution solutions to meet your work requirement and your budget.