Informational Sources

Informational Sources

Welding Ventilation Resources
American National Standards Institute (ANSI). Safety in Welding, Cutting, and Allied Processes (ANSI Z49.1), published by the American Welding Society, 550 NW LeJeune Road, Miami, FL 33126
Phone: 800-443-9353

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Code of Federal Regulations: Title 29 Labor, Parts 1910.1to 1910.1450, available from the U.S. Government Printing Office, 732 North Capitol Street NW, Washington, DC 20401
Phone: 800-321-6742

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Standard for Fire Prevention During Welding, Cutting, and Other Hot Work (NFPA 51B), available from National Fire Protection Association 1 Batterymarch Park, P.O. Box 9101 Quincy, MA 02269–9101
Phone: 800–344–3555

American Conference of Governmental
Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), Industrial Ventilation – A Manual of Recommended Practice 21st edition, published by the ACGIH, 6500 Glenway Avenue, Building D-7, Cincinnati, OH 45211-4438
Phone: 513-742-2020

American Welding Society (AWS)
Ventilation Guide for Weld Fume (AWS F3.2), published by the American Welding Society, 550 NW LeJeune Road, Miami, FL 33126
Phone: 800-443-9353 Edison Welding Institute (EWI)
Reduction of Worker Exposure and Environmental
Release of Welding Emissions (NSRP report No. 43149GTH, November 30,2003) Edison Welding Institute, 1250 Arthur E. Adams Drive, Columbus, OH 43221
Phone: 614-688-5000

ANSI/BIFMA Safety and Performance Standards
Standards are developed by the BIFMA Engineering Committee. The standards are reviewed every five years according to guidelines established by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The standards are intended to provide manufacturers, specifiers, and users with a common basis for evaluating safety, durability, and the structural adequacy of the specified furniture, independent of construction materials. The standards define specific tests, laboratory equipment to be used, the conditions of test, and the minimum acceptance levels to be used in evaluating these products. Copies of obsolete editions of the various standards are available upon request.
BIFMA International
678 Front Avenue NW, Suite 150 Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5368
Phone: 616-285-3963
Fax: 285-3765