Welding Fume Health Hazards, Exposure Assessment and Control

Wednesday, May 25 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM


Exposure Assessment Strategies, Industrial Hygiene General Practice

Arranger: A. Siert, Xcel Energy, Denver, CO. Moderator: J. Spear, J.E. Spear Consulting, LP, Magnolia, TX. Monitors: J. McInnis, Boilermakers International, Fall River, NS, Canada; G. Beswick, ERM, Coraopolis, PA.

Current research on welding fume health hazards including hexavalent chromium and manganese, exposure assessment and control will be presented by a panel of experts with interaction with the audience.

Processes, Metallurgy, Exposures and Opportunities for Exposure Reduction in Electric Power Generation Gas Turbine Heat Recovery Steam Generator Construction and Maintenance A. Siert, Xcel Energy, Denver, CO.

Current NIOSH Welding Research on Welding Processes, Helmets, and Fume Sampling M. Keane, CDC/NIOSH, Morgantown, WV.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Reducing Exposure to Welding Fume S. Fiore, Hobart Brothers Welding, Troy, OH.

Advanced Source Capture Technologies for Weld Fume Exposure A. Hilbert, Miller Electric Mfg. Inc., Appleton, WI.