Click here for the HSENI article on silica dust - HIDDEN KILLER – silica dust pdf
Construction dust is not just a nuisance; it can seriously damage your health and some types can eventually even kill. Regularly breathing these dusts over a long time can therefore cause life-changing lung diseases.
CIS 36 - This sheet tells employers what they need to know to prevent or adequately control construction dust risks. It also provides advice for safety representatives and workers. CIS 36
Controlling construction dust with on-tool extraction
This information sheet gives guidance on choosing, using and maintaining on-tool extraction for controlling construction dust. It is mainly for managers and supervisors but is also useful for trade union safety representatives and workers. CIS 69
Is the RPE you are providing protecting worker health?
Fit testing basics.
Where RPE is used, it must be able to provide adequate protection for individual wearers. RPE can’t protect the wearer if it leaks. A major cause of leaks is poor fit – tight-fitting facepieces need to fit the wearer’s face to be effective.
As people come in all sorts of shapes and sizes it is unlikely that one particular type or size of RPE facepiece will fit everyone. Fit testing will ensure that the equipment selected is suitable for the wearer.