Reducing Exposure To Lead Dust

Further to a recent article on the success in helping remove and collect silica dust from employee’s work clothing, ACI is currently assisting a number of companies in reducing a worker’s exposure to respirable metal / mineral dusts, particularly lead. How does lead get into the body? When lead and items containing lead are processed, […]

Reducing Exposure to Silica Dust

It is important to limit workers exposure to silica dust, as overexposure can cause to silicosis – a potentially fatal condition. This article explains why silica dust exposure is dangerous, and explores the various options available for reducing silica dust exposure. Frequently referred to as quartz, Silica is a common mineral found in many materials common on construction sites, including soil, sand, concrete, masonry, rock, and granite…

Regulated by OSHA, compressed air is still used for cleaning off clothing and parts of the body – but is it really safe?

One example of how OSHA regulations can be severely compromised is demonstrated when workers may choose to use a compressed air gun/nozzle to remove dust and debris from clothing and/or exposed skin. Compressed air tools are of course commonplace on factory floors, and to workers a compressed air gun may be the quickest and most […]