DUST. IT CAN KILL.
NOT TODAY. BUT YEARS DOWN THE LINE.
DON’T RISK YOUR OR YOUR WORKERS LONG-TERM HEALTH. PROTECT LUNGS FROM DUST.
Workers die every week from lung diseases caused by exposure to dust. Many more suffer from severe chronic long-term lung conditions.
Don’t make the same mistake as those who have not realised the health risks of exposure to dust and have employees work unprotected.
Make sure you are aware of the risks and know what to do to keep you and your workers safe. Learn more about HSE’s regulations regarding all types of dust.
At C-Air Filtration we take our environmental and Health & Safety responsibilities very seriously and are delighted to support and spread the word about the HSE campaign on dust control and the ‘Work Right’ principles.
Wood dust can cause serious and often irreversible health problems, including sino-nasal cancer, asthma, as well as dermatitis. As wood dust is hazardous to health, employers have a legal responsibility to prevent or adequately control exposure in the workplace.
In 2022/23, HSE carried out more than 1,000 woodworking inspections and found 78% of businesses were not compliant in protecting workers from respiratory sensitisers (primarily hardwood, softwood and composite material’s dust). This resulted in 402 enforcement actions taken by HSE.
Exposure to silica dust can cause serious health problems and may lead to an early death. By breathing it in, your workers could develop lung diseases.
By implementing dust suppression methods, the dispersion of dust is minimized not only reducing the environmental impact, but importantly ensuring that people are protected from the long-term health risks of dust exposure.
These serious, often life threatening, lung diseases can be avoided if exposure to dust is adequately controlled.
Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV). Control dust at source as it is produced, and prevent it spreading into the workplace, by the use of fixed LEV.
We can give advice about LEV design and management we can supply and install your dust extraction systems to HSE regulations.
We are supporting the Dust Kills woodworking campaign launched by @HSE to raise awareness of the health risks if exposure to wood dust is not effectively controlled. Learn more: https://workright.campaign.gov.uk/campaigns/wood-dust #DustKills #WorkRight