3 Methods for Reducing Silica Dust
Working in the stone industry means working in areas where there is a high level of dust in the environment. Many tasks in the stone industry generate dust. And not all dust is the same. The particles that make up dust in the air contain a variety of substances. One substance that can be especially harmful is respirable crystalline silica. In the article we will talk about 3 methods for reducing silica dust. We will also see why it is important to do so and how shop dust is related to the topic. Let’s get into our consideration of how to reduce silica dust in three ways.
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Is There a Health Hazard “Hanging Around” Your Shop?
Every shop owner should be aware of the importance of shop safety. After all, stone fabrication is a potentially dangerous occupation. Some hazards are easily identified. Others though, are not so easy to notice. In this article, we are going to talk about a health hazard that hangs around in fabrication shops and in many cases is either not noticed or simply not addressed. Then we will discuss why this hazard is most likely in your fabrication facility. Finally, we will examine if there is any solution to having this unwanted visitor and if so, how to realize that solution. So, what do you think, is there a health hazard hanging around your shop?
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Does Your Shop Need Dust Collection?
That is a fair question. After all, business operations are profitable only if the expenses incurred are less than the sales of the business. And, paying for dust mitigation equipment, dust control systems, or dust collection units is an expense. So, in this post, we are going to consider some topical information that will help you to ponder the question, “does my shop need dust collection?” As we discuss the related information, it is our hope that you will be able to answer that question.
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The Benefits of Slurry Filtration
Chances are you have heard of the process. It is known by a variety of phrases. Whether you call it stone water treatment, granite water recycling, or concrete slurry filtration, the idea is the same. We are talking about the process of circulating water through a closed system while extracting, filtering, or otherwise removing the suspended particles of the “stone” material the water contains. So don’t be sidetracked by terminology as you read this post. It may not exactly match phrases you have heard. The Benefits of Slurry Filtration is the title of this article. However, The Benefits of Granite Water Recycling, Benefiting From Filtering Stone Water, or something similar could easily have been the title. The key is to recognize benefits to using water filtration systems. Professionals process concrete, stone, and ceramics using these methods regularly.
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Common Sources of Silica
Silica is a term that has been heard by many for a long time. People research it regularly. In fact, searches such as “silica vs. silicone” and “silica free sand” are among the ones we found. The second of those searches reveals that it is often associated with sand. Yet, it is virtually everywhere. That’s why it is important to know about history of silicosis. However in this post we are going to briefly summarize some common sources of silica. Then we will succinctly consider what that means for those working in constructional occupations.
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