Active measures should be taken to minimise dust and fumes on and around site.
Dust can be a cause of complaint for the community and poses environmental and occupational health hazards for the workforce.
When installing monitoring points on site, fixings had to be drilled into concrete, stone, masonry or similar substrates, which caused large amounts of dust.
Some of this dust would be Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) which can damage the gas exchange part of the lungs and exposure to RCS can lead to Silicosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and lung cancer.
This site dealt with this issue by introducing the following measures:
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