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October 29, 2015

The Gas & Welding Insider


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Controlling Exposure to Manganese

The most frequent compounds in arc welding fume while welding on mild or carbon steel are: complex oxides of iron, silicon, and manganese. Welders who are overexposed to these substances could potentially be at risk for various short-term or long-term health issues. Here's what welders and employers can do to help control exposure levels to welding fumes.

Methods for Controlling Exposure
Start by having an industrial hygienist analyze samples of the air in the workers' breathing area to give you an idea of the exposure level. Also, be sure to check the safety data sheet for all of the products you use.

Engineering Controls
The different types of control options for arc welding fumes are below, and should be used before considering a respirator.

  1. Substitution
  2. Isolation
  3. Ventilation/Exhaust

Personal Protective Equipment
Conduct additional exposure monitoring and compare results to the limit you are trying to accomplish. If ventilation is not possible, use of personal protective equipment, like a ventilator might be necessary.

Click on the logo above for more detailed information from Lincoln Electric on controlling exposure to manganese in welding fume


Work Practice Controls

These practices include safe welding habits as well as maintenance and general administrative procedures.


Check out the new fall edition of Lincoln Electric's ARC Magazine!


Click on the banner above to register for the 3M webcast that is aiming to increase awareness regarding manganese exposures related to welding!


The Next Generation of Manufacturers

How do we get today's youth to see the value of a career in manufacturing?

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There is a common misconception that manufacturing careers only entail low-skilled employees, jobs in dirty factories, and low-wage salaries. Unfortunately this misinterpretation has lead to a major decline in the number of students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Manufacturing is very important, as it is the key to economic growth.

What we can do:

  • Start early - The earlier we start with today's youth, the more successful we can be with influencing them to choose a career path.
  • Demonstrate the possibilities - Provide hands-on demonstrations of new creative technology and show how fun it can be.
  • Share the numbers - The average salary for a production manager is around $92K, while a mechanical engineer earns around $83K. We need to let the next generation know this.
  • Evaluate your workforce - Don't wait until your employees retire to train replacements. Take advantage of their skills and knowledge while you still can.
  • Collaborate - Work with other manufacturers, organizations, and local schools on promoting the importance of what manufacturing careers have to offer.

Have You Met John?

John George Chizmar is Dale Oxygen's Senior Account Manager and he has been a dedicated employee with Dale Oxygen for 37 years! John's main responsibility at Dale Oxygen is administering expert account management services for a large sum of existing and new customer accounts. Other key responsibilities for John is assisting the Inside Sales team at Dale Oxygen, contract management, and ensuring his customers' needs are always met. John has been with Dale Oxygen for almost half of the company's 76 years in business. Starting as a delivery driver, John has worked his way up through the ranks to his current position, a true testament of dedication and hard work. John's extensive knowledge of our industry and customers has made him a valuable teammate as a Senior Account Manager. Outside of the office, John enjoys fishing, hunting, and spending time with his grandchildren.
Dale Oxygen, Inc. Locations
#1 source for gas and welding supplies for over 75 years!
 JohnstownIndiana Altoona
146 Horner Street
Johnstown, PA 15902
Phone: 814.535.3594
Fax: 814.536.6929

1375 Wayne Ave.
Indiana, PA 15701
Phone: 724.349.5391
Fax: 724.349.4510

1315 Pleasant Valley Blvd.
Altoona, PA 16602
Phone: 814.942.9579
Fax: 814.942.9592