Dust exposure in mining is currently the most urgent occupational health and safety issue in the industry. Working in mining, quarrying, tunnelling and construction exposes workers to the most dangerous types of dust – coal and silica which can lead to irreversible lung diseases such as pneumoconiosis, silicosis and various lung cancers.
The recent surge in the occupational lung illnesses around the world is forcing the OHS bodies and governments to review the industry practices associated with respiratory risks. The U.S. leads the way with the latest Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) silica rule lowering the permissible levels of exposure for all industries to 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air during an 8-hour shift.
Mideco’s expertise and innovative dust control solutions can help any business in mining, quarrying, tunnelling, construction or building industries meet the industry regulations and protect staff from the harmful effects of dust.
Our award-winning Bat Booth®’s design is based on the research by OSHA. This personnel de-dusting device has been specifically engineered to capture and permanently remove up to 80% of dust in seconds and is effective even against the smallest dust particles such as silica.
Burnley® Baffles, our international patented dust suppression device, can take care of your dust needs during any methods of unloading of dry granular bulk raw materials such as ores.
Our range of dust collectors, working independently or together with other dust control systems, can solve any dust issue in mining, quarrying, tunnelling, building or construction whatever the site, project or application.