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Weld Fume Management Best Practices - Understanding Key Steps and Recommendations to Keep Your Weld Environment Clean and Compliant


8/19/21 12:00 pm to 8/19/21 1:00 pm CDT

Event Description

The American Welding Society estimates that by 2024 there will be a shortage of 400,000 welders. Staying up to date on the latest weld fume management regulations and implementing an effective action plan specifically for your unique weld environment can play a critical role in your organization’s productivity, ability to attract and retain employees, and, ultimately, bottom line.

In this webinar, you’ll learn firsthand from industry experts how best to approach some of the most common challenges in weld fume management. We’ll discuss how to navigate OSHA’s Hierarchy of Controls while sharing tips on how to successfully integrate weld fume solutions for a clean and compliant work environment.

Key discussion topics will include:

  • 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


Shekinah FischerShekinah Fischer, Welding Safety Solutions Manager, Midwest/South Central Region, Miller Electric Welding

Shekinah is a welding safety solutions manager with Miller Electric Welding. She has more than 10 years of experience within a wide variety of industries. In her role with Miller, Shekinah works with industrial customers and educational facilities to address welding fume issues and protect their workers and the environment.

Susan FioreSusan Fiore, Advanced Applications Manager, Hobart Brothers Welding

Susan is an advanced applications manager with Hobart Brothers Welding. She is a materials engineer with more than 30 years of experience in the welding industry and a fellow of the American Welding Society. Her expertise covers a broad range of welding and weldability-related concerns. Susan 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 a past chair of the AWS Safety and Health Committee and serves as the chair of the AWS Safety and Health Subcommittee on Fumes and Gases.

Bert SchillerBert Schiller, Industrial Hygienist

Bert is an industrial hygienist certified in the Comprehensive Practice of Industrial Hygiene (CIH). He has more than 35 years of experience within 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 seven years.

Karena DyerKarena Dyer, Manager – Welding Safety & Health, Miller Electric Welding

Karena is a product manager for the welding safety and health team at Miller Electric Welding. Her focus is on head, face and respiratory protection. Karena works directly with welders and Miller engineers to identify end-user needs and develop innovative respiratory products that address and meet those needs.


Barry BottinoBarry Bottino, Associate Editor, Safety+Health magazine

Barry covers worker safety for Safety+Health.



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