If you work in any industrial environment where dust is being created—handling wood, cement, powder, metals—you’re already aware of what a nuisance this airborne dust is. But did you know there’s more to dust than it just getting in your way?
Dust in the air is harmful to the environment, and very harmful to human health. Industrial dust settles into eyes, ears, skin, and the respiratory system, and can lead to chronic coughs, asthma, rashes, and more; depending on the exact particulate, it can even be a carcinogen.
Furthermore, dust and dust-related injuries cost businesses a ton of money. According to this article on the subject, one study found that “improving workplace environments could save businesses $300 per worker each year.”
Finally, industrial dust is a leading cause of factory fires and explosions, which cause further health risks and cost millions of dollars.
Thankfully, there is a solution, and that solution is vacuum dust collection systems. These systems suck and collect the tiniest of dust particles and other pollutants, and feed them through a cyclone and/or bag-house, where the particles are collected, then recycled or disposed of. The end result is clean air.
At Base Construction, making these vacuum systems is one of our specialties. After all, we are all about solutions, and creating a superior vacuum dust collection system, from concept through completion, is a solution we provide. We work closely with our clients from the very beginning, designing the exact system to fit their needs, and stay with them every step of the way, through final installation.
The fact is, no matter what you’re working on or how good it is, if your facilities are unsafe due to dust, you’re facing a major problem. We know your priority is providing a safe workplace, and we know exactly how to make that happen.