The importance of minimizing the levels of dust in your facility cannot be understated. Limiting the amount of contamination from airborne dust is imperative, as excess amounts of dust being inhaled can contribute to lung disease and some forms of cancer. Respiratory diseases are not the only dangers associated with excess dust exposure, as it can also lead to eye and skin damage, sometimes impacting employees to various degrees of skin cancer. While there are more dangers that dust can pose to workers in these industrial settings, what’s more important to understand is the efforts that businesses should be putting into limiting these dangers for their employees. For some organizations, this is accomplished through various education and training programs for staff. Educating them on the dangers of the dust they encounter can in turn make them take their precautionary efforts more seriously. Similarly, organizations must take these precautionary efforts just as seriously, which is why they’re often more than willing to provide personal protective equipment (PPE) to their employees. With this equipment and proper education, they can ensure that their employees are protected from the eyes all the way to the lungs. To learn more about the ways in which businesses are contributing to protecting their employees from these industrial dust dangers, continue reading on to the infographic accompanying this post.
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