Welding Fume Safety

Welding, cutting and brazing exposes workers and others to hazardous metal fumes and gas byproducts. In the short term, exposure to these fumes and gases can cause eye, nose and throat irritation, dizziness and nausea. Prolonged exposure can lead to lung damage, various types of cancer, stomach ulcers, kidney damage, and nervous system damage. In confined spaces, an accumulation of fumes or gases can lead to suffocation or asphyxiation. To reduce exposure to welding fumes, welding surfaces must be cleaned of any coating that could potentially create toxic exposure, such as solvent residue or paint. Ventilation should be employed wherever possible, and workers should be aware that welding out

Avoid Pitfalls and Practice Informed Decisions When Upgrading Air Handlers

No matter how fastidiously a facility maintains its air handler system, its lifespan is, ultimately, finite. Replacement becomes inevitable when equipment and components are failing all too often, energy, maintenance and repair costs continue to mount, and occupant complaints increase to a level that is unsustainable. But air-handler system replacement can be a demanding undertaking, so meticulous planning is particularly important to the project’s ultimate outcome and level of success. Air-handler system upgrades present a number of choices and challenges that require careful consideration. First, these systems are usually large, often installed in confined spaces, and include a variety of

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