Dust is one of the main health risks from working in building sites, quarries and mines. Fine dust containing crystalline silica, the most common form being quartz, can be produced very quickly as the result of use of fast running machinery , drills and concrete saws being the most common.
Exposure to silica dust, found in almost all kinds of concrete, rock, sand, clay, shale and gravel lead to chronic lung diseases, such as silicosis.
Employee health must remain a priority and a core component of any workplace health and safety management system. When working in residential or commercial areas creating silica dust can be hazardous to the general public.
We at MDK offer comprehensive silica dust air monitoring to ensure that you are operating in a safe environment for contractor and the general public alike.