Welding and/or soldering are present in many manufacturing companies. Exposure to metal fumes will occur when local exhaust is not present.
Common soldering operations can lead to airborne levels of lead, cadmium, tin, silver, etc. The more solder used, the higher the potential employee exposure. Exposure monitoring is a wise choice to properly assess the level of employee exposure.
There are many types of welding some of which include stainless steel (chromium and nickel exposure), plain carbon steel (iron oxide), aluminum (aluminum oxide) and electrical steel (silicon). Again, exposure monitoring for metal fumes is recommended to quantify employee exposure.
Need a welding fume monitoring survey?
GTA Environmental has performed all sorts of metal fume monitoring surveys. Call us today at 1-877-260-0987 to discuss your particular welding/soldering process, learn how air monitoring will help you to assess the exposure risk, and meet the exposure standards.