Arc welding is a safe occupation when sufficient measures are taken to protect the welder from potential hazards. The operation of welding fume control equipment is affected by various factors including proper use and positioning of the equipment, maintenance of the equipment, and the specific welding procedure and application. Worker exposure level should be checked upon installation and periodically thereafter to be certain it is within applicable OSHA PEL and ACGIH TLV limits.
Lincoln Electric offers a complete line of portable, stationary, and engineered solutions for welding fume control. Our team of safety specialists can assist with your questions and concerns, and provide you with a full complement of weld fume extraction solutions.