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mike hanyi
11-25-2006, 04:11 PM
And I thought I knew what I was doing....
The other day I walked into the metal Shop and laid down a stainless strip, cut it to lenght with an angle grinder as I have done so many times, The Blacksmith Instructor who was there walked up to me and asked me If I know what I was doing?!? Duhh, cutting a stainless strip? He refreshed my memory of what Stainless actually is, chromium and nickel.. and the fumes are quite toxic, remember the movie Erin Brockovich?? Well after some googling I learned something.
Try this on Google
"stainless steel hazards"
"stainless steel hazardous"

the below links will tell you something also.

Respect your health
-Mike Hanyi





http://hazmap.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/hazmap_generic?tbl=TblJobTasks&id=53

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=PubMed&cmd=Retrieve&list_uids=7389069&dopt=Abstract

Jay Greer
11-25-2006, 05:10 PM
Well, that is one aspect of working with SS that I was unaware of! Thanks for the heads up. Actualy, I prefer working with bronze plate and bar stock any way. Much more user friendly you know.
JG

George Ray
11-25-2006, 09:59 PM
Thanks !!
I have worked with stainless for years and assumed it to be rather benign.

donald branscom
11-26-2006, 03:03 PM
And I thought I knew what I was doing....
The other day I walked into the metal Shop and laid down a stainless strip, cut it to lenght with an angle grinder as I have done so many times, The Blacksmith Instructor who was there walked up to me and asked me If I know what I was doing?!? Duhh, cutting a stainless strip? He refreshed my memory of what Stainless actually is, chromium and nickel.. and the fumes are quite toxic, remember the movie Erin Brockovich?? Well after some googling I learned something.
Try this on Google
"stainless steel hazards"
"stainless steel hazardous"

the below links will tell you something also.

Respect your health
-Mike Hanyi





http://hazmap.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/hazmap_generic?tbl=TblJobTasks&id=53

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=PubMed&cmd=Retrieve&list_uids=7389069&dopt=Abstract


There are hazards.
Hexaphanes,welding gases, fumes from welding gases, electrical emf's fire hazards, etc.etc.

But would you not become a surgeon because you could get aids?

Wear your gloves and mask, ear protection and goggles when you work. Use safe practices. By the way if EMF's were that bad you would think all the welders using high frequency tig welding would be dying right? No wrong

Better let the pros do the work.