Safety & Training Short: Welding & Hot Work - Respiratory HazardsJune 30, 2020Objective: To reinforce operational awareness of respiratory hazards and controls associated with welding and hot work
Combustion creates gases, and molten metal releases fumes, both of which are dangerous when inhaled. Proper ventilation and respiratory protection are critical when performing hot work.
- The following materials are especially prone to emitting toxic fumes and gases: zinc, chromium, lead, cobalt, cadmium, mercury, and beryllium.
- Confined spaces and insufficiently-ventilated areas are prone to oxygen deficiency and toxic atmospheres.
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