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A Proactive Approach to Weld Fume Management: How to Assess, Plan and be Prepared Amid the New Environment


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11/19/20 12:00 pm to 11/19/20 1:00 pm CST

Event Description

In an ever-changing environment, stay up to date with the latest information regarding weld fume controls and how to keep your environment clean and compliant.

In this webinar, our experts will navigate OSHA’s Hierarchy of Controls, walking you through key steps and recommendations to implement weld fume solutions in relation to each tier of the hierarchy. They will discuss best practices for weld fume management to help you identify and determine an effective approach plan best suited for your workplace, helping to improve productivity, efficiency and air quality.

Key topics that will be discussed:

  • Common base metals and airborne particulates associated with welding
  • Factors that can impact operator exposure
  • How to identify and assess welding fume particulate in your work environment
  • How to mitigate risk following OSHA’s Hierarchy of Controls, considering the most feasible and effective solution options
  • Short- and long-term benefits of controlling welding fume particulate in your work environment


Bert Schiller, Industrial Hygienist

Bert is an industrial hygienist certified in the Comprehensive Practice of Industrial Hygiene. He has more than 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 five years.

Jeremy Bruesewitz, Product Specialist, Welding Safety and Health, ITW Miller Electric Welding

Jeremy is a product specialist for the welding safety and health team at ITW Miller Electric Welding. He has more than seven years of experience, specifically focused in weld fume extraction, and works directly with engineers at Miller to identify end user needs to develop fume extraction products to address those needs. Jeremy also works directly with end users on designing proper fume extraction systems for their facility.

Kevin Quinn, Welding Safety Solutions Manager, ITW Miller Electric Welding

Kevin is a welding safety solutions manager with ITW Miller Electric Welding. He has more than 12 years of experience within industrial safety, with a focus on respiratory protection. In his role with Miller, he works with industrial customers to address welding fume issues to protect their workers and the environment.

Susan Fiore, Advanced Applications Manager, ITW Hobart Brothers Welding

Susan is an advanced applications manager with ITW Hobart Brothers Welding. She is a materials engineer with more than 30 years of experience in the welding industry and is a fellow of the American Welding Society. Her expertise covers a broad range of welding and weldability-related concerns. She has worked extensively in the area of weld safety and health. In her current role with Hobart, she works closely with customers to resolve issues and to promote new ideas and welding innovations. Susan is past chair of the American Welding Society Safety and Health Committee, and currently serves as the chair of the AWS Safety and Health Subcommittee on Fumes and Gases.


Kevin Druley, Associate Editor, Safety+Health magazine.

Kevin covers worker safety for Safety+Health.



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