Employers, contractors and job site managers are responsible to ensure the use of smoke hogs for welding or proper weld fume extraction equipment is used for fume removal and small dust collection. Harmful dust particles are present in any workplace where welding and grinding work is completed. Opening up the workplace doors for fresh air is not sufficient and offers no personal protection from the dangers of weld fume.
The importance of indoor air quality and improving working conditions for all employers on the shop floor.
Our Plymovent factory direct web shop Remove The Fume offers plug and play solutions with ready to use weld fume extraction equipment. Our products are needed for anywhere welding and fabricating work is completed. The use of smoke hogs for welding, a common slang name for fume extraction equipment is being highlighted in our article, as we have found customers like to call fume removal equipment smoke hogs and smog hogs!
Whether welding indoors or outdoors, weld fume removal is important. Capture the fume before it enters the breathing zone.– Plymovent Industrial Products Division, North America
Remove The Fume’s goal is to improve the working conditions of welders and protect employee health by expanding our product offerings to a larger network of welding and manufacturing professionals. The use of smoke hogs when welding improves the safety of all employees on the shop floor and in the office space when using proper fume extraction equipment. Commercial fans and objects that blow do not offer any personal protection for the fabricators and shop employees.
Weld fume has carcinogenic risks and can lead to lung cancer, as well as possible kidney damage from breathing in the small particulates. The particles become more dangerous when ingested. Welding and grinding create fine particulate dust which grounds on surfaces in the workshop and everywhere there are surfaces for the particles to settle. Remove The Fume equipment includes fine particulate dust collection. Our brand of smoke hogs are available with disposable and self-cleaning filter options for easy disposal of unwanted airborne particles and to provide the right level of filtration for the application and materials being used.
Coatings and the dangers present when working with plated metals
Welders are commonly exposed to substances from the base metal, plating or filler that cause metal fume fever. Brazing and soldering can also cause metal poisoning due to exposure to lead, zinc, copper or cadmium. In extreme cases, cadmium (present in some older silver solder alloys) can cause loss of consciousness. We offer a variety of smoke hogs welding safety equipment in our product portfolio of portable, mobile, and stationary welding fume equipment. With affordable pricing on our website. Contact us for an equipment recommendation.
Keep your product data safety sheets and manuals onsite
Recently, our Remove The Fume team have noticed a demand from our customer base to provide safety documentation for safety equipment being used on the job site. The manufacturing sector and related associations are continuously improving safety regulations and professional welders are becoming aware of the health risks associated with the work. It’s equally as important when welding onsite for all of the safety equipment being used that safety documentation is available and ready to be presented. Should the job site end up being inspected. Make sure your equipment manual and safety information is accessible, some customers store the documents on unit itself. When working at a job site, it’s important to consider how welding fume can affect all employees in the shared air space of your construction environment.
For over forty years the Plymovent brand has specialized in the design, manufacture and sale of weld fume extraction solutions for clean air at work. Our Remove The Fume brand is manufactured by Plymovent, a global OEM leader in manufacturing solutions for clean air at work.