Silica dust is considered one of the most dangerous hazards when working in the construction or demolition industries. With its extremely small particles, silica dust is practically naked to the human eye, and should be cleared as quickly as possible to avoid inhalation. In this post we have detailed the many ways you can protect yourself and the risks silica dust has to your body.
So how can you protect yourself against silica dust? PPE, RPE, industrial vacuums and dust extractors are all valid options for protecting yourself when working with silica dust. Water can also be used to spray any surfaces to reduce the amount of silica dust created. Food and drink should not be consumed in the vicinity of the workspace to avoid contamination.[Continue reading…]