construction site dust Articles

  • The Nitty-Gritty of Dust Control

    Landfill owners and operators spend a lot of time focusing on containment: containment of waste; containment of leachate; containment of gas, litter, and odors. Quite often, containment of dust ranks near the bottom of the list. But that doesn’t lessen the importance of dust control. ...


    By Blue Ridge Services, Inc.

  • Casella BOUNDARY Guardian helps to control noise and dust on major London construction project

    Casella‘s BOUNDARY Guardian is helping to ensure noise compliance and control of air quality at BSkyB’s campus redevelopment site, bringing peace of mind to site operators, the client and the local community. The BOUNDARY Guardian is a system for web-based remote monitoring of noise and/or dust emissions that ensures compliance ...


    By Casella

  • Controlling Dust and Bioaerosols at a Biosolids Composting Faclity

    Studies at enclosed Longmont, Colorado project evaluate exposure level of employees. Operational changes reduce dust, endotoxin and A. Fumigatus by 90 percent. WHEN dealing with public health issues and composting, attention has been predominantly focused on potential exposure from the release of Aspergillus fumigatus (A. fumigatus) from composting facilities. Numerous studies were conducted to ...


  • Hope for Senegal’s blacklisted Ramsar site

    June is the end of the hot and dry season in Senegal. More auspiciously, it is peak mango season. As I drove north from the capital of Dakar with a team from the Wetlands International Africa office, mango sellers blanketed the roadside selling the best mangoes I’d ever tasted. On my journey to Senegal’s Ndiaël Avifauna Special Reserve, a former floodplain with wetlands ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Prevent hospital acquired infections during construction projects

    The issue of hospital acquired infections is a serious problem. According to several sources, three to four million hospital-acquired infections occur annually, with up to 80,000 fatalities. The costs of these infections are estimated to be between $4 billion and $5 billion per year (Air-Treatment Systems for Controlling Hospital acquired Infections, HPAC Engineering, April 2, 2008).Healthcare ...

  • Post Construction Cleanup and Restoration with Gas Pressure Washers

    After the completion of construction, the building or structure has to be thoroughly cleaned, removing excess grime and dust from walls, floors, sidewalks, and similar structures. One way to achieve fast and efficient cleaning is through the use of a powerful gas pressure washer. You may use an electric pressure washer as well, but most contractors use a gas pressure washer as these machines do ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Characterizing potential water quality impacts from soils treated with dust suppressants

    Received for publication April 24, 2008. Two separate laboratory experiment series, surface runoff and steady-state seepage, were performed to determine if dust suppressant products can be applied to soils with an expected minimal to no negative impact on water quality. The experiments were designed to mimic arid field conditions and used two soils (clayey and sandy) and six different dust ...

  • Risk assessment and brownfields-determining exposure to site contaminants

    The USEPA’s Brownfields Program was developed to facilitate the rehabilitation of contaminated property for re-development. EPA has set forth criteria that must be met for a revitalized property to be used for residential, commercial or industrial purposes. The main thrust of these criteria is the long-term protection of residents or visitors (including shoppers and business employees). As ...

  • Asarco Plant site remediation case study

    Asarco, Inc. Omaha, Nebraska, USA For more than a century, the former American Smelting and Refining Company (Asarco) operated a lead refinery on the banks of the Missouri River in Omaha, Nebraska. Plant closure in 1997 presented an opportunity to reclaim the riverfront as public space. Led by HDR, this successful transformation became the largest voluntary clean up ...


  • Redirection of Timber Dust from Landfill to Agricultural Use: Mayco Industries

     Background Located in the industrial area of a Brisbane suburb, Mayco Industries Pty Ltd (Mayco) manufactures kitchens for residential and high rise markets. Their factory is one of the largest in Queensland, producing between 35 and 55 kitchens per week, and employs 86 staff, 20 of which work on a casual basis. Both natural timber and manufactured board are used by Mayco to ...


  • Innovative approach to unforeseen site conditions – case study

    The Crater Resources Quarry 3 Remediation site was a former limestone quarry that was later used as a disposal site for Waste Ammonia Liquor (WAL) generated by the coke making facility at a steel mill. The WAL contained water, ammonia, and small amounts of various hydrocarbons formed during the coking process. Coking operations shut down by the mid 1980's and discharge into the quarry ceased. The ...

  • British American Tobacco Survey – Case Study

    Project Highlights Envirochem carried out environmental perimeter monitoring during the demolition of warehouses at the British American Tobacco site in Southampton. Airborne Dust, noise and vibration levels were all monitored using state of the art equipment. Project ...

  • RUBBLE MASTER at Ground Zero(N.Y)

    An RM70 GO! is in action on what is without doubt the most well-known construction site in the world. "This is the only recycling machine that can be used here with these tight space conditions and so close to the many people queuing for the Visitor Center," says the project engineer responsible. Minimum dust, minimum noise, extremely safe working conditions with high throughput performance ...


    By RUBBLE MASTER HMH GmbH

  • New CDM Regs: Be careful for what you wish for, advises expert

    New CDM Regulations came into force this month (April 6) to tackle among other matters the unacceptably high number of people suffering from workplace dust and emission ailments (more than 13,000 says the HSE)* but they also signal an end to CDM co-ordinators. So, what now for building site safety? asks Gareth Billinghurst, director and senior auditor at online safety legislation experts Cedrec. ...

  • Gold mine cover structure improves environmental protection while increasing worker safety case study

    Located in northern Ontario, near the Town of Cochrane, Detour Lake has more than 15 million ounces of gold in reserves and an expected annual production of over 650,000 ounces. Detour Gold Corporation, a Canadian gold exploration and development company, is the developer. Detour Lake is on track to becoming Canada’s largest operating gold mine. Constructing a cover structure for their ...


    By CST Industries Inc

  • Transfer stations rural transfer station design

    Since small transfer stations in rural or tribal settings receive considerably lower volumes of waste and customer vehicles than large urban or suburban facilities, many of the design criteria will simply not apply. Cost frequently is a major consideration for small rural transfer stations, limiting what can be done. Consequently, rural transfer stations are often uncovered or partially covered ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Putting infection control into practice in the workplace

    Healthcare workers are, like patients, subject to illness from a variety of airborne pathogens common to hospital settings. This risk increases during construction and renovation, as these endeavors release dust as well as disease-inducing microbes into the surrounding environment. Since more than one in five workplace illnesses in private industry occur in a hospital setting , hospitals ...

  • CPV gives a raft of support for wildlife islands

    Floating islands have been constructed by the pipework engineering company CPV Ltd for bio-engineering and erosion consultants Water-Lines Solutions Ltd. The floating islands, using a buoyancy subframe, were recently installed as part of a new nature reserve, now being created at a former quarry and landfill in Rugby. Prefabricated at CPV’s Romsey production site, a total of 106 frames ...


    By Water Active Ltd

  • Workplace Monitoring: Who, What, When, Why, How?

    In my previous articles in this series for SHP readers, I have focussed on the need for current attitudes to general health and safety processes to change and emphasised the importance of regular monitoring. The best way to combat those ‘hidden killers’ and protect our workforces is to increase awareness of the benefits of regular monitoring and detection.  Employees then need to ...


    By Casella

  • Four-year review of a hydrogeological risk assessment for an active landfill

    Client: Waste Management Industry Location: Cambridgeshire, UK Services: Hydrogeological Risk Assessment, compilation and assessment of monitoring data Issues: Potential risk to groundwater, trigger level compliance Summary: ESI undertook the 4-yearly Hydrogeological Risk Assessment review for the ...

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