Minimizing the levels of dust in your facility is best for business. Contamination from airborne dust can contribute to lung diseases such as pneumonia, pneumoconiosis, extrinsic allergic alveolitis and even some types of cancer. In addition to serious respiratory diseases, dust exposure can cause eye damage and skin conditions, including cancer. Understanding the dangers that dust can pose to the workers that are required to work through these conditions, businesses should be doing everything they can to protect them. Many businesses have programs in place just for that. It begins with education and training for the entire staff. Having the knowledge and understanding of the dangers of dust can help reduce exposure rates. It’s also standard for businesses to provide personal protective equipment (PPE). This also includes barrier creams and other skin protections, goggles or visors to guard the eyes, and sufficient face coverings or masks to protect the respiratory system for all employees. While these are considered standard, there are many more ways businesses are working in effort to improve the conditions for their employees. Read on to the infographic accompanying this post to learn more about those efforts.
The Danger Of Dealing With Dust In The Workplace this resource was contributed by DuroVac, the leader in industrial vacuum systems