Active dust control
On-site dust control includes active, passive and remedial measures. All of these are needed, but the focus must be on active dust control.
In active dust control, the worker is an active factor in dust prevention. Worker uses dust control equipment and uses less dusty working methods and procedures. For example, the worker has a source extractor such as CAMU, in the processing of materials.
With the source extractor, you stick to the dust mass produced from the dry matter as soon as it is created, thus reducing the amount of dust entering the working environment. More than 90 % of the dust, which is hazardous to the health, can easily be recovered with the source extractor and other local exhaust ventilation systems. So a great amount of dust. This step is also called dust prevention, as it reduces the amount of dust generated by the processing of materials.
The role of active and passive dust control measures in construction processes will increase. Only in this way will we be able to guarantee a clean and healthy working environment for construction workers, in addition to a clean end result. That is why it is worth investing in active, but also passive dust control, and reducing remedial action, i.e. doing less cleaning.
Read here what is passive dust control.
Read more about the differences between using a passive dust control method like a mixing tent and active dust control with a source extraction device like CAMU from our blog.