Health and Safety Executive Dust Inspections
The Health and Safety Executive has announced that the current focus of their #WorkRight campaign is dust. Odour and Dust Solutions are fully aware of the problems that people can face due to exposure to harmful levels of dust, and fully support this campaign.
Firstly, inspectors from the HSE will be visiting construction sites, woodworking factories, food manufacturing plants, recycling plants, quarries and more to carry out surprise inspections. These inspections will be searching for evidence that people in charge and staff are aware of and have systems in place in order to keep exposure to dust down.
Health Risks of Dust in the Workplace
A big part of the campaign being undertaken by the HSE is making sure everyone is aware of the risks that dust can pose to those exposed. According to recent research, for example, there are 12,000 lung disease deaths per year linked to past exposure of harmful substances breathed in at work.
These numbers are astonishing. On the other hand, they’re preventable. With the correct dust control and dust suppression systems in place, these numbers can be reduced. The HSE want to raise awareness of just how dangerous dust inhalation can be. Workers in all the industries mentioned should understand the risks associated with carrying out their jobs. This is especially true in industries that create a lot of dust. People should know to plan the job from start to finish and use the right controls to protect their lungs.
Employers have a legal duty to protect their workers, so everyone can go home healthy and not suffer any consequences years down the line. In order to do this, employers need to adopt systems that will help to keep dust levels in the workplace at healthy levels.
Dust Monitoring and Dust Suppression Systems
Odour and Dust Solutions offer a range of different methods that can monitor and reduce dust levels in the workplace. From fog cannons to nozzle and atomiser systems, we have an arsenal of machinery to help keep dust well and truly suppressed in the workplace.
As well as this, we make use of state-of-the-art dust monitoring equipment . This equipment can monitor – in real time – the atmospheric levels of dust in the air. This technology is simple, portable and can be used across a variety of different industries. We recommend using Trolex, as it gives you great feedback and is incredibly accurate.
Taking a proactive approach to these issues is certainly the way to go. By operating in this manner, you will be able to keep levels of harmful airborne dust particles down. This will improve the health and safety of your workers.
Dust & Asbestos Awareness Courses
Odour and Dust Solutions are leading the way in the fight against dangerous atmospheric particles. In 2020, we will be running new training and awareness courses.
These awareness courses will be related to dust, asbestos and bio-aerosols. These courses will focus on everything you need to know about workplace particles.
We will be delivering these courses UK wide and to businesses from many different industry sectors.
For more information on our systems or awareness courses, get in touch: