Health, Safety and Environment. Driving Demand for Effective Dust Control Solutions.
Market demand for dust control solutions is escalating globally and health and safety experts are focusing on increasing dust control regulations due to the potentially hazardous consequences on the health and safety of workers.
Dusts that can cause diseases when inhaled are found in a large number of industries and industrial processes. Hazardous dusts include but are not limited to: asbestos, crystalline silica, hard metals, aluminum, bagasse, fertilizer, cotton, hay, straw, and grains. Silicosis is the most common occupational lung disease worldwide and often referred to as the modern asbestos.
The risk of dust related diseases increases with increased exposure. Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) legislation now places strict requirements for the management of dust through Workplace Exposure Limits (WEL). Globally, the WEL for specific dust types do vary, but regulations are being periodically reviewed and updated to take into account current scientific evidence linking exposure to disease.