CLEARING THE AIR ON AUSTRALIAN JOB SITES
Dust control in construction in Australia
Dust is perhaps the most significant threat that workers face on a construction site. SafeWork Australia reports that 69 per cent of reported hazards are airborne irritants and well over half of these reports are directly related to dust. The dangers of dust may not be immediately apparent but after long-term exposure it can have serious negative impacts on health.
We have designed this resource to help construction professionals like you understand the risks of dust exposure, what the limits are and some of the ways in which you can significantly reduce dust emission from drilling, breaking, grinding, chasing and cutting tasks. We also have some alternative fastening systems to eliminate dust at source.