Why Dust Control Necessary Both Employees’ Health-Bottom Line
November 10th, 2014 by Smart Fog
If you are a business owner, you are most certainly familiar with the Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration. And you’re also likely familiar with its array of rules and regulations surrounding workplace safety.
You may be less aware of their mandates concerning dust control. Essentially, the proliferation of certain kinds of dust can prove to be a costly health hazard to employees and as a result, the company could face stiff fines and penalties from OSHA. This concern is particularly acute for any manufacturing firm.
Not all dust, however, is hazardous. Its degree of harmfulness depends on its composition, concentration, particle size, and the time of exposure faced by the employee. And its adverse effects extend far beyond employee health concerns. The proliferation of hazardous dust can also increase the risk of fire, damage to equipment, and can lead to an unpleasant work environment.
Fortunately, the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists have implemented a set of standards to help businesses gauge their degree of contamination. Unfortunately, plant managers don’t have the time to educate themselves on these standards.
Which bring us to Smart Fog’s dust suppression system. It provides effective, long-term dust suppression with very low maintenance, at an affordable cost to ensure your firm is not only in compliance with federal regulations, but also provides a safe and productive work environment for employees.