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What’s in the Air? Assess, Control and Improve the Air Quality in Your Welding Environment


8/9/18 12:00 pm to 8/9/18 1:00 pm CDT

Event Description

Do you know what’s in your air? Understanding airborne contaminants that put your workers’ health at risk while welding, and how to control them, is critical to creating a clean, healthy, productive and compliant work environment for your employees – and it doesn’t need to be complicated. With fewer welders entering the workforce, providing a favorable work environment can play an important part in successfully recruiting and retaining skilled welders.

Join our diverse group of experts for this live webinar where we will discuss the types of common airborne contaminants prevalent in welding environments, how to determine if your exposure levels exceed permissible limits and how to establish an effective action plan if exposure levels do exceed those limits.

As a participant, you’ll walk away knowing:

  • Common airborne contaminants associated with welding
  • OSHA and ACGIH regulations relevant to airborne contaminants, including occupational exposure limits
  • How to identify and assess an airborne contaminant problem in your welding environment
  • How to use the OSHA Hierarchy of Controls to mitigate exposure levels and improve your air quality
  • Short- and long-term benefits of controlling airborne contaminants in welding environments


Andy Monk, Bernard Product Line Manager, Miller Electric

Andy Monk is a Bernard Product Line Manager for semi-automatic products within the Commercial and Construction/Fabrication markets. His primary focus is on the truck/trailer, oil and gas and light-duty market segments. In this role, Andy is responsible for integrated commercial guns, self-shielded FCAW guns, fume guns, water-cooled guns and semi-auto consumables.

Brian Bellile, Product Manager, Welding Safety & Health, Miller Electric

Over the past seven years, Brian Bellile has gained an array of knowledge and skills as a mechanical engineer and product manager for ITW Welding. He currently is a product manager with the Miller Welding Safety & Health team, overseeing the welding environment category, including Miller fume extraction and respiratory products.

Susan Fiore, Advanced Applications Manager, ITW Hobart Brothers Welding

Susan Fiore is an Advanced Applications Manager with ITW Hobart Brothers Welding. She is a Materials Engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the welding industry. Her expertise covers a broad range of welding and weldability-related concerns. She has extensive experience with issues related to the weldability of steels and nickel-based alloys, product development, and welding fume mitigation and control. In her current role with Hobart, she works closely with customers to resolve issues and promote new ideas and welding innovations. Susan is past chair of the American Welding Society Safety and Health Committee, and currently serves as chair of the AWS Safety and Health Subcommittee on Fumes and Gases. Prior to joining Hobart Brothers, she worked at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory as Weld Safety Manager and at Edison Welding Institute as a Project Manager and Senior Engineer.

Bert Schiller, Industrial Hygienist

Bert Schiller is an industrial hygienist certified in the Comprehensive Practice of Industrial Hygiene (CIH). He has over 35 years of experience with a wide variety of industries. Bert also worked with OSHA in Michigan for five years and has taught at the University of Michigan for the past 5 years.


Alan Ferguson, Associate Editor, Safety+Health magazine.

Alan Ferguson covers worker safety for Safety+Health.


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