Build It Smart-WISHA Welding Fume Awareness Video

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Summary Statement

Uses real-time monitoring (with gauges shown on the screen) to demonstrate fume exposures inside and outside the welding hood while welding outdoors and indoors with a conventional welding hood, a PAPR (respirator) hood, and local-exhaust ventilation using a shopmade fume extractor. The video demonstrates that a welding hood alone does not reduce a welder’s exposure to toxic fume and sometimes might increase it.

11 minutes
SHARP, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries and Building Trades Labor-Management Organization of Washington State
SHARP, Washington State Department of Labor and Industries, 1-888-667-4277 www.LNI.wa.gov/safety/research Building Trades Labor-Management Organization of Washington State, builditsmart@qwest.net. Questions: safetyhealth@aol.com