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Supporting Silica Dust Exposure Control Plans

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Silica dust exposure poses a health risk to your employees and can be a challenge to control in many work environments. With proper engineering controls and effective housekeeping practices, controlling the fine dust with a Tennant machine is achievable. With the right tools and technologies, you can work to create safe, healthy and productive work environments, and work toward WHS compliance.


FACTS ABOUT SILICA DUST

  • Respirable Silica Dust is created by cutting, sawing, grinding, drilling and crushing silica producing materials. Mainly found in brick work, sand, manufacturing concrete industries1.
  • Respirable crystalline silica dust is at least 100 times smaller than sand2.
  • In 2011, about 587 000 Australian were exposed to silica dust whilst working. It is estimated that 5 728 of these workers will develop lung cancer over the course of their life3.

Additional Silica Dust Resources

For additional information on WHS ruling to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica and compliance schedule, visit the Safe Work Australia website.


SOLVING THREE CRITICAL SILICA DUST BUSINESS CHALLENGES

Tennant silica dust control solutions can help you achieve three valuable outcomes.

  • Maintain Air Quality – Work to manage silica dust and mitigate respirable dust.
  • Help Maintain WHS Compliance – Support your customised silica dust control plan and work toward WHS compliance.
  • Create Healthy Environments – Promote safe, healthy and productive work environments.

SILICA DUST EXPOSURE CONTROL METHODS

Wet Sweeping
Wet Sweeping - Wet sweeping is effective in most applications. Several Tennant rider-sweepers can be used for wet sweeping.
Dry Sweeping with HEPA Filtration
Dry Sweeping with HEPA Filtration - Select Tennant ride-on and walk-behind sweepers are available with HEPA filtration systems for additional operator protection. Dry sweeping equipment options include True HEPA-filtered, pressurized cabs, equipped with Magnehelic® static pressure gauge, and dual side brush dust suppression skirts.
Water Flooding / Scrubbing
Water Flooding / Scrubbing – In some applications, water flooding is a very effective means of silica dust control. All Tennant scrubbers, including walk-behind and ride-on machines, can be used for water flooding.

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