Selecting a dust control system — Part I
Installing or upgrading a dust control system in your plant can improve worker safety, minimize the costs of medical insurance and worker's compensation, and provide other economic benefits. Part I of this two-part article explains why dust control is necessary and gives details on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration [OSHA] regulations that pertain to dust control. Part I also describes what a dust control system should do and how to evaluate your plant's dust control needs.
Part II, which will appear in the November issue, explains how to select and design a dust control system; it provides information about system types and components and presents a 10-point checklist to help you select a dust control system. Part II also discusses installing and maintaining your dust control system.