The effectiveness of handheld ventilated sanders in reducing inhalable dust concentrations.

Ventilated sanders are commonly used during aircraft surface abrasion but there is limited data on their effectiveness in reducing worker exposures. This study compared two handheld ventilated sander brands, DCM and Dynabrade, in a laboratory glovebox. Both sanders collect particulates by drawing air through holes in the sanding pads; the dust subsequently… CONTINUE READING