construction dust News

  • Cooling Towers & Legionnaires Disease

    The largest outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in New York City history was traced to a cooling tower at a Bronx hotel in 2015. Over 120 people were infected and 12 of them died causing health officials to establish regulations for ongoing Legionella control measures. In March of 2016 in Sydney, Australia, 12 cooling towers tested positive for Legionella levels above the regulatory ...


    By Delta Cooling Towers, Inc

  • Why the dust can’t settle on the UK’s construction industry

    Following unscheduled spot checks by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) at the end of last year, there is a powerful wind of change blowing across UK construction sites. So what is the reason for these visits? To examine the measures being taken to protect the long term health of construction workers with the aim of bringing these standards up to the same high level as ...


    By Casella

  • Measure to Manage: ET launches new monitor for construction’s “dastardly dust”

    Leading air quality monitoring equipment specialist Enviro Technology Services Plc has launched a new monitor specifically developed with construction dust applications in mind. With both the Institute of Air Quality Management and the Mayor of London recently publishing guidance on assessing dust emissions from demolition and construction sites, the launch of the new, web-enabled monitor ...

  • “Slotter” – low dust granulation

    Low dust granulation of sprues and rejected parts is often a decisive quality aspect for the return of ground material to the production process. The new Slotter (“Slow Cutter”) roll mills from Hellweg Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG work without the use of sieves and at a low speed of just 25 r.p.m., so that gentle granulation without thermal degradation, faster delivery of granulate and ...

  • Dust bowl threat

    Dust storms accelerated by a warming climate have covered the Rocky Mountains with dirt whose heat-trapping properties have caused snowpacks to melt weeks earlier than normal, worrying officials in Colorado about drastic water shortages by late summer. Snowpacks from the San Juan Mountains to the Front Range have either completely melted or will be gone within the next two weeks, said Tom ...

  • “Slotter” – low dust granulation

    Untitled Document Low dust granulation of sprues and rejected parts is often a decisive quality aspect for the return of ground material to the production process. The new Slotter ("Slow Cutter") roll ...

  • Summer Construction Activity at Schools May Mean Asbestos, Lead and Mold Laden Dusts

    EMSL Analytical provides indoor air quality testing (IAQ) testing solutions to ensure schools are safe for students and faculty. Cinnaminson, NJ, August 9th, 2010 August means back to school for millions of children and faculty across the nation.  For many school districts summer break was the optimum time for renovation projects and other construction activities ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Reducing emissions in construction

    Here at Casella, we’ve long been on our soapbox promoting better understanding of construction site emissions. So we were delighted to recently hear news of the London Low Emission Construction Partnership, which sees a variety of London stakeholders joining forces to encourage and convince the construction industry to reduce its emissions.  The London Low Emission Construction ...


    By Casella

  • Aluminum Dusts Can Lead to Deadly Combustible Dust Explosions

    Aluminum, known by its symbol Al, is the third most abundant element in the Earth’s crust.  Aluminum and its alloys are vital components in a number of modern products and structural elements used today.  It is known for its low density and ability to resist corrosion making it the most widely used non-ferrous metal. Millions of tons of the metal are produced each year for global ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Dust Monitoring Workshop Draws Crowds

    The instrumentation specialists Ashtead Technology and monitoring instrument manufacturer TSI recently co-hosted a technical workshop which focused on monitoring workplace and environmental air quality. The level of interest in the workshop was so high that some applications to attend had to be declined once registration was full. “We were delighted with the level of interest,” said ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Unique dust monitors for any application

    The Latest TSI Sidepak Personal Aerosol Monitors Have Been Added To The Ashtead Technology Range Of Particulate Matter (PM) Monitors. “We Were So Impressed With The Unique Features Of These Instruments, That We Immediately Added Them To Both Our Rental And Sales Portfolios,” Says Ashtead’s Regional Sales Manager Josh Thomas. “Many Occupational Exposure Applications Are ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Efficient dust control for belt conveyor transfer points

    Sandvik’s dust suppression system Clear is an electrostatic dust binding device for bulk material conveying systems, developped and widely used in Europe and offering guaranteed dust suppression of over 90%, has now been launched in Australia and South Africa by Sandvik Mining and Construction. The system is ionization-based and has been designed to bind dust where it is formed. It is a simple ...


    By Sandvik Mining

  • Casella continues to lead the way in occupational dust measurement

    The brand new CEL-712 Microdust Pro from Casella CEL (www.casellameasurement.com; 01234 844100) is a rugged, hand-held, data logging instrument for the real-time detection of airborne dusts, fumes and aerosols. Boasting the highest measurement range of any device of its kind currently available on the market, it features a unique filter that enables on-site ...


    By Casella

  • Silica Dust at Dangerous Levels in Manhattan Subway

    Air samples taken at the Second Avenue subway construction site in New York City show high levels of silica dust, which can lead to debilitating health conditions and death. A report completed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) stated that the air inside the tunnel contained more than three times the allowable level of silica dust.   Crystalline silica, a basic ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Aerodyne Presents High-Efficiency Horizontal Dust Collection

    CLEVELAND - Aerodyne,a specialist in solving dry material handling problems, has overcome the challenge of designing an effective dust collection system that will fit the limited space available in many plants.   Most cyclone dust collectors must be installed outdoors or partially protruding through the roof due to low overhead ...

  • EPA praises Maricopa county’s dust control guide

    Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency presented one of 12 national awards to the Maricopa County Air Quality Department for its new Dust Abatement Handbook. Following Maricopa County’s designation as a “serious nonattainment area,” for particulate matter or dust, the Air Quality Department was required to show a 5 percent reduction in particulates annually until the ...

  • Workers Exposed to Wood Dusts can be at Risk

    Tens of thousands of workers across the Mid-Atlantic region are exposed to wood dusts every time they go to work.  These workers include carpenters, construction workers and people who work in factories that utilize wood and wood products.   While many people recognize that wood dusts can pose a combustible dust hazard, few recognize that exposure to wood dusts can cause a host of ...

  • California’s Prop 65 and Public Health Concerns over Wood Dust

    In 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address increasing concerns over exposure to toxic chemicals. That initiative, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, is better known by its original name of Proposition 65.  Proposition 65 requires businesses to notify Californians about significant amounts of chemicals in the products they purchase, in their homes or ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Internationally Proven Sustainable Solution for all dust problems in the mining industry worldwide

    Please view our web sites are for detailed information on the most superior dust suppressant available for mining operations.  Cypher Environmental Ltd. ships this highly effective and liability free (no chlorides or other hazardous chemicals) from Mongolia to South America including the largest mining company in the world.  We also supply EarthZyme for the haul road construction ...


    By Cypher Environmental Ltd.

  • Phoenix home builder fined $155,000 to settle dust violations

    SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today fined with Richmond American Homes of Arizona, Inc. $155,000 for alleged dust violations that occurred at five residential construction sites in Maricopa County. The violations were discovered during routine inspections from 2003 to 2005 conducted by the Maricopa County Air Quality Department. “Maricopa County's particulate ...

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