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Being Proactive in the Fight Against Silicosis

Written by Pacific Stone on June 2nd, 2023.      0 comments

At Pacific Stone, we are committed to being proactive in the fight against silicosis, a serious lung disease caused by exposure to crystalline silica dust. We prioritize the health and safety of our workers by implementing stringent measures to minimize the risk of dust exposure.

One of our key practices is utilizing wet cutting techniques, which involve using wet suppressed tools and machinery when cutting materials. By introducing water into the cutting process, we effectively suppress the dust generated, significantly reducing the likelihood of airborne particles.

Additionally, we have implemented a comprehensive water misting system designed to suppress any remaining dust in the air. This system activates automatically every 7 minutes, releasing a fine mist that captures and drops particles to the floor, where they are then directed into our advanced filtration system.

To further safeguard our workers, we have introduced new design breathable masks that have undergone fit testing. These masks ensure that operators breathe fresh, clean air directly, minimizing the risk of inhaling harmful particles.

As part of our commitment to maintaining a safe environment, we conduct annual quality air testing to verify that our facilities are free from dust contaminants. These tests enable us to identify and address any potential concerns promptly, ensuring that our operations meet stringent safety standards.

Moreover, we actively prioritize the well-being of our staff through regular fit testing and health assessments. These measures help us monitor the effectiveness of our safety protocols and detect any potential health issues, allowing us to take appropriate actions to protect our employees.

At Pacific Stone, we firmly believe that the health and safety of our workers are paramount. By being proactive in implementing measures such as wet cutting, water misting, quality air testing, and regular health assessments, we strive to create a work environment that is free from the risks associated with silicosis.