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EXPOSURE TO AGRICULTURAL DUSTS
Dust released during the processing of agricultural products can have serious effects of employees health. Exposure to these dusts can cause health issues like skin conditions or asthma. Employers have a legal responsibility to protect operators and lower their exposure below the workplace exposure limit. you can find list of exposure limits can on the HSE website. Extraction systems can be used to control this dust and deliver the collected product back into the process.
ATEX COMPLIANCE AND EXPLOSION PROTECTION
Organic substances such as grains and flour are potentially explosive materials given the right environment. Dust clouds created during the handling and processing of these materials have the potential to cause fatal explosions. All systems dealing with these types of explosive materials should adhere to the ATEX regulations which outline safe control measures. Our equipment is all manufactured to the ATEX standards and can help protect your employees from potential events.
You can reduce the risk of explosion by implementing various control measures. Firstly, look at your processes and ensure ignition sources are removed or contained, make sure all drop outs and leaks are sealed. Secondly, implement an ATEX compliant extraction system to control the dust throughout the process. Not only does this protect your workers from exposure and explosion, but improves productivity and product quality.
Using a centralised extraction system to remove dusts from the process is the safest and most efficient way of contorting dust exposure. They not only reduce employees WEL but can dramatically reduce the risk of explosions. Implementing an LEV system removes dust directly form the process before it has chance to enter the breathable workspace.
We provide safe solutions for the storage, mechanical conveying, pneumatic conveying, screening, separating, and much more. Our engineers can help to implement a dust extraction and materials handling system that not only protects employees from exposure and explosion, but that can improve productivity and product quality.
HOW TO ASSESS RISKS
When dealing with harmful substances a risk assessment should be completed. We have put together an example on how you can evaluate your processes.
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