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Safety Management Peer-Reviewed
By Neil McManus and Assed N. Haddad
Oxygen deficiency is a major concern during use of inert gases such as argon and helium for shielding welding arcs. This article reports on nearly 15,000 minute-by-minute measurements of oxygen using shipbuilding workersí portable sampling instruments to determine the potential for oxygen deficiency relative to the commonly used regulatory limit of 19.5%. The results support ongoing use of continuous monitoring instruments to detect situations not anticipated in the work plan because oxygen-deficient conditions often lack warning properties.