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Clearing the Air: Mastering Weld Fume Management


8/24/23 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm CDT

Event Description

Dive into the world of weld fume management, including OSHA regulations, industry standards, and solutions that will help mitigate weld fume exposure and improve air quality in your workplace.

Are you struggling to stay ahead of the ever-evolving regulations for weld fume management? Join us to hear from industry experts who will share insights and solutions to address the challenges of weld fume management, including compliance, productivity, worker retention and recruiting. During this webinar, we’ll discuss best practices for managing weld fume, providing you with the latest updates in the industry.

Key discussion topics include:

  • Understanding exposure factors: Explore the various factors that can affect operator exposure to weld fume. Understand the common base metals and airborne particulates associated with welding – and their hazards – to mitigate the risks necessary to safeguard the well-being of your workforce.
  • Navigate OSHA’s Hierarchy of Controls: Gain a comprehensive overview of OSHA’s Hierarchy of Controls and its significance in weld fume management. Discover effective strategies and solutions to integrate at each tier of the hierarchy.
  • Feasible and effective solutions: Explore a range of solutions to help mitigate weld fume particulate. Learn how to choose the most effective methods and solutions for your organization’s specific needs while considering short- and long-term benefits.
  • Experience solutions in action: Get your questions answered by industry experts and witness demonstrations showcasing the effectiveness of various weld fume management solutions.


Bert SchillerBert Schiller
Industrial Hygienist

Bert is a certified industrial hygienist with more than 40 years of experience in a wide variety of industries. He has worked with Michigan OSHA and teaches at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health.

Marshall LeggMarshall Legg
Product Manager, Fume Extraction, Miller

Marshall is the product manager for fume extraction products – including all mobile, stationary and centralized systems – at Miller. He works directly with welders and Miller engineers to identify end-user needs and develop innovative solutions that address and meet those needs.

Eric SommersEric Sommers
Product Manager, Respiratory, Miller

Eric is the product manager for all respiratory products at Miller. He has more than 15 years of experience with Miller safety products, particularly in helmets and respiratory products. Eric frequently works with welders to address their concerns and needs, and develops respiratory solutions to solve them.

Kathi AbshireKathi Abshire
QSSP, Safety Solutions Manager, North Central Region, Miller

Kathi is a safety solutions manager at Miller recognized by the International Safety Equipment Association with more than 35 years of occupational health and safety experiences in a variety of manufacturing industries. She works with customers across the north central and Western Great Lakes regions to identify the best solutions for their welding applications and specific environmental and safety needs.


Alan FergusonAlan Ferguson
Associate Editor, Safety+Health magazine

Alan is associate editor of Safety+Health and serves as co-host of the magazine’s “On the Safe Side” podcast.