Investing in an excellent dust suppression system is an easy way to save time and money, and safeguard employees. A dust suppression system prevents airborne dust. These systems help keep construction sites, and tech development facilities dust free. Dust can be highly hazardous to workers in certain fields since particles have been known to explode. A dust suppression system not only helps protect the health of your workers but also reduces the likelihood of dust explosions. Dust particles are so small that they can enter the respiratory system and cause serious illness or even death. Standard dust suppression masks aren’t enough to stop these tiny particles, so more needs to be done.
Protect the environment from degradation
Construction sites typically generate intrusive levels of dust, including asbestos, cement, glass fiber, and silica. It pollutes the soil and other surfaces, having disastrous effects on the local ecosystem. In particular, chemical emissions harm plants and reduce biodiversity. Construction dust could become a big source of air pollution if it is not stopped right away. That’s why any time an establishment wants to start digging, mining or demolishing something, they have to get an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) done first.
Dust suppression systems are efficient
A dust suppression system is more effective compared to employing big sprinklers and hoses. The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) reports that dust suppression technology uses 90% less water and better controls dust particles. Dust suppression devices save more water and do a better job of getting rid of dust. Traditional sprinklers and hoses can’t get rid of dust because the water droplets they make are too big. However, dust control equipment sprays out finer droplets, effectively removing dust without leaving behind a muddy mess.
Health and safety
Long-term exposure to untreated dust can have devastating effects on the workers’ health. One of the leading causes of absenteeism in the workplace is dust-related illness. In the absence of workers, projects take longer to complete, cutting into earnings. Large construction sites often generate so much dust that it poses a threat to public health and safety. Long-term exposure to dust, and particularly to silica dust particles, can cause major health issues, including COPD and lung cancer. Workplace productivity will suffer, and you will be at greater risk of being sued for workers’ compensation or personal harm. Effective dust suppression equipment could get rid of these dangers, giving you and your staff a safe place to work. To ensure they are constantly following the safest measures on a dusty construction site, employers and employees should use OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction.
Controlling dust reduces equipment maintenance
The presence of unchecked dust can accelerate equipment wear and tear. This is especially important to remember on construction sites with a lot of concrete dust. Wet concrete dust can solidify machinery, resulting in catastrophic failure and costly repairs. A well-implemented dust suppression system will lessen the frequency of equipment breakdowns and servicing.
Proper dust control with a strong dust suppression system protects worker health, improves safety, lowers operational costs, cuts emissions from the site, and protects the natural environment.