Welders can be exposed to particles of iron oxide, nickel, chromium and other dangerous metals depending on the types of metal they are working with. One of the most dangerous metals to health is hexavalent chromium. Exposure to hexavalent chromium occurs mainly among workers who weld or cut metals containing chromium, such as stainless steel. Workers who have long-term exposure over many years may be at increased risk of developing lung cancer.
Exposure sampling for welding fume is required to ensure you have the right levels of controls and respiratory protective equipment for level of contaminant or risk. We will tailor our welding fume exposure sampling strategy and methods to reflect your specific types of metals and welding processes.