Part I – Physical Reasons Why Engineering Controls Cannot Provide 100% Containment of all Crystalline Silica
Major reasons that engineering controls alone are not enough to protect workers from respirable crystalline silica
- Respirable crystalline silica is nearly as light as air and has a very slow "settling rate"...it takes a long time to drift to the ground.
- Because of the low settling rate, respirable crystalline silica can't be completely contained and is impossible to eradicate
Don’t Let Respirable Silica Dust You
By Donny Beaver, Co-Founder & CEO, HalenHardy