Safety and Health Committee
Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes
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IIW Statement on Manganese
The American Welding Society, as a sponsor body of the American Council
of the International Institute of Welding (IIW), has received the
following Statement on Manganese from the IIW. This statement does not
necessarily represent the position of the American Welding Society. AWS
is providing access to this statement for information as a public
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Duke Study on Manganese
Does scientific and medical literature support concerns that some have
expressed about exposure to manganese in welding fume?
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Guidelines, definitions, and facts to help you gain knowledge about
being safe in the workplace. Topics range from Fumes and Gases, to
Ergonomics in the Welding Environment, to California Proposition 65.
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Contact the Committee
The Safety and Health Committee secretary is Steve Hedrick: (305) 443-9353 ext. 305 or firstname.lastname@example.org
It is the duty of the AWS Safety and Health Committee to:
- Promote knowledge concerning
occupational environmental effects on the
health and safety of personnel involved in welding, brazing, thermal
and allied processes, including the storage and handling of welding and
thermal cutting equipment and materials.
- Promote standardization of
methods for sampling and analysis of substances
and radiations emitted in welding and thermal cutting processes.
- Develop safe practices and
standards for such processes to ensure a safe
working environment for welders and associated personnel.
- Make recommendations
concerning projects to be funded by the Safety and
Health Research Fund.
- Establish liaison with other
AWS Committees and other organizations to
ensure coordination for improved efficiency and to avoid duplication of
- Nominate and administer the
activities of official safety and health
representatives of the society on committees of other societies in
accordance with the “Rules for the Appointment and Functioning of
Representatives of AWS on Technical Committees of Other Societies,” as
approved by the Board of Directors.