The best strategies for an effective dust control management plan
What is the purpose of a dust control management plan?
Dust control management plans are designed to meet local and federal pollution requirements and ensure the health and safety of employees, the community, and the environment from fugitive dust.
What types of projects need a dust control management plan?
Fugitive dust is generated from soil and debris tracked onto paved roads, from wind erosion of mine tailings, and unpaved roadways. Construction site managers should review their worksite conditions to determine the risk of fugitive dust and the needed dust control measures. This will help to develop a comprehensive dust control management plan.
Popular dust control measures to include in your management plan
An effective dust control management plan may consider a variety of dust control methods for the project. But if the management plan is for multiple construction sites, there may be concessions when each method is used. Popular dust control methods include:
- Speed limits
- Water trucks
- Chemical soil stabilizers
Central elements of an effective dust control management plan
Dust control management plans provide measures for construction companies and contractors to minimize fugitive dust emissions during construction. There are several essential components of an effective dust control management plan, including:
- Objective – This is a description of the measures used to reduce dust emissions during the project's construction.
- Plan implementation - How the practices will ensure compliance with local rules and reduce fugitive dust during the project.
- Dust control measures - Examples of these include the dust control measures and dust control alternatives due to weather conditions that limit the use of the primary dust control methods.
- Storage and handling - Rules regarding how materials will be stored or handled to reduce the excessive generation of dust.
- Monitoring and reporting - Outlining who is in charge of implementing the plan's requirements and monitoring compliance to verify dust control measures.
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