Construction workers and anyone who has ever cut concrete know how much exposure to concrete dust and how harmful it can be to their health. This can lead to serious health consequences depending on the length of the direction.
If you are not adequately protected when cutting concrete, dust can adversely affect your health system and lead to chronic breathing problems or other respiratory illnesses. Many construction workers have fallen ill with asthma, silicosis, and even lung cancer.
Everyone in the construction industry knows that dry cutting should not be used with gas-powered concrete saws because of the high exposure to dust. Even if you are using appropriate masks to reduce personal direction, the dust still fills the work area and endangers the health of other workers and the entire neighborhood outside. Also, if you are working in a closed construction site instead of in the open air, the concrete dust trapped in the space forces you to breathe.
There are two successful ways to control dust and reduce exposure to the environment when cutting concrete.
1. Cutting wet concrete
Regular use of gas-fired concrete saw water controls is a clear and effective way to reduce the level of respiratory dust. If you have to cut concrete with a circular saw or diamond blade, a small amount of water can reduce dust.
There are many wet-cutting techniques you can try. For example, pour water on a rotating cutting blade during use. Or pump the water directly to the cutting site while the saw runs. Water can be supplied using portable pressure tanks manufactured by many manufacturers of concrete cutting saws. These tanks contain at least eight liters of water and are helpful for 15 minutes of harvesting. The ratio of 2 liters of water per minute is considered the standard rate to reduce dust emissions. After that, the tanks must be refilled. This is the best way because it is flexible to carry around the site as long as there is a water source for further refills.
2. Safety measures
It is essential to take some preventive measures to reduce the risk of dust from cutting concrete. This includes wearing a mask and wearing protective goggles. You have to be more discriminating with the help you render toward other people. Mask filters will be blocked after a while and will need to be replaced regularly. Other workers at the construction site should also wear masks.
It is essential to use appropriate protective goggles to protect your eyes during the cutting process. Not wearing these goggles can result in minor irritation or permanent damage to the eyes.
Other safety measures for workers include wearing suitable quality headgear, proper hearing protection, and foot protection.
Using both wet concrete cutting techniques and taking appropriate precautions will achieve the highest level of dust control.