Controlling Silica Dust Exposure
Hazards of Silica Dust Exposure
Silica dust is naturally found in soil, stone, sand, clay, gravel and granite. Besides minerals, silica dust and particles are also present in bricks, concrete, tiles and some plastic materials. Exposure to silica dust remains a serious threat to millions of workers in Australia, especially those working in high-risk foundry work, abrasive blasting, rock drilling, stonecutting, tunnelling and quarry operations. Inhaling silica dust for an extended period of time can cause silicosis – a permanent pulmonary fibrosis that leads to tissue scarring, loss of lung function and even the development of lung cancer.
Silica Dust Solutions with Sweeper Machines
Miners, engineers, construction workers and farmers are some of the people faced with the greatest risk of silica poisoning. According to national work health and safety laws in Australia, employers and contractors are responsible for maintaining a healthy work environment by minimizing the risk of silica exposure. Modern floor cleaning using machine sweepers can help mitigate respirable silica dust and ensure good air quality at the workplace.
Industrial-grade sweepers, scrubbers and filtration systems help industry operators create a cleaner, healthier and more productive work environment that regulates worker exposure to silica dust. As a leader in automated sweeping and filtration equipment, we are committed to help you collect silica dust while keeping your crew safe.
Wet Sweeping: Wet sweeping with regular water spray will moisten and control silica dust, after which it can be removed from the surface using industrial scrubbers.
Water Flooding: Water flooding will prevent silica dust particles from becoming airborne. The sweeper is then used to collect wet silica dust and bits and control exposure.
Filtration Systems: A proper filtration vacuum system uses airborne dust cleaners to keep down residual dust produced by various industrial operations.
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