Measurements of the effectiveness of dust control on cut-off saws used in the construction industry.

@article{Thorpe1999MeasurementsOT,
  title={Measurements of the effectiveness of dust control on cut-off saws used in the construction industry.},
  author={A Thorpe and Amanda Spring Ritchie and Michael John Gibson and R. Christie Brown},
  journal={The Annals of occupational hygiene},
  year={1999},
  volume={43 7},
  pages={443-56}
}
Materials used in the construction industry frequently contain large quantities of silica. When they are cut or shaped with power tools considerable respirable dust can be produced. Three dust control systems for use with cut-off saws have been evaluated on site: wet dust suppression using mains water, the same system using water from a portable water tank, and local exhaust ventilation. The efficiency of water suppression on cut-off saws has been precisely quantified in controlled laboratory… CONTINUE READING

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