Lincoln Electric Offers New Educational Welding Fume Control FAQ

Cleveland The Lincoln Electric Company Inc. introduces its new Welding Fume Control FAQ booklet, designed to share key information regarding the commonly asked questions regarding welding fume control. 


Topics include:

– Hexavalent chromium complian
– Welding fume control
– Ventilation systems
– Arc welding safety

The intuitive question-and-response format details actual customer questions received at the Lincoln Automation Division customer service desk. Interested fabricators can learn what is required to comply with current regulations and gather tips on how set up a workspace, efficiently operate a fume system and better understand workplace safety as it relates to welding fume.


The handy desk guide also identifies key industry and government documents regarding current and proposed legislation. For example, U.S. welding fabricators should become familiar with additional OSHA requirements for the engineering control of hexavalent chromium exposures, which take effect May 31, 2010. All employers will be required to have engineering controls implemented to contain hexavalent chromium exposures to the OHSA Permissible Exposure Limit.   


To directly answer any additional questions, the welding experts at Lincoln Electric have an e-mail address to assist any fabricator regarding their welding fume control questions. Contact the Automation Division customer service team anytime at: [email protected].


The Lincoln Electric Company, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, fume extraction equipment and plasma and oxyfuel cutting equipment. The company holds a leading global position in the brazing and soldering alloys market.


To request a copy of Lincoln™s Welding Fume Control FAQ booklet, call (888) 355-3213 or visit to obtain Bulletin MC08-31.

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