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Occupational Hygiene: A Dust Management

Mideco was proud to be a part of the Institute of Quarrying Australia’s Safety & Health Seminar in Brisbane last week. The Institute works hard to provide world class professional development for the extractive industry, establish an Australian Quarrying Academy and align service offerings with industry needs.

At the seminar we heard from Russel Wilson – General Manager Quarries in QLD from Boral on “Occupational Hygiene: A Dust Management Case Study”. Russel described the practical steps taken on site to improve the hygiene of employees and contractors by reducing exposure to airborne dust at Boral’s quarry operation. He also discussed the legislation in QLD to ensure workers’ exposure to respirable dust is at the acceptable levels, personal protective equipment is always provided and we all work hard to suppress airborne dust so a worker’s safety is not threatened.

Mideco showcased the Bat Booth™ at the Seminar – a device specifically designed to keep workers safe from the harmful elements of dust. The Bat Booth™ will help companies like Boral adhere to the legislation and prevent dust related diseases.

At the Seminar there was genuine excitement as Industry Safety Managers asked questions and learnt more about the benefits the Bat Booth™ can provide back to their workers and organisations. Mideco would like to thank the organisers of the Seminar and the Institute of Quarrying Australia for the opportunity to present and share information about the Bat Booth™.M

Mideco is proud to be a part of the Institute of Quarrying Australia’s Safety & Health Seminar in Brisbane on Friday 16 June, 2017. The Institute works hard to provide world class professional development for the extractive industry, establish an Australian Quarrying Academy and align service offerings with industry needs. At this seminar Mideco will be showcasing the Bat Booth™ – a device designed to keep quarry workers safe from the harmful elements of dust.

Whether dust is coming from transfer points, roads, mining, quarrying or cement processes it is harmful and real health hazard for all workers, particularly when the dust contains known carcinogens or silica. Research has shown that dusty clothing can elevate a workers exposure to dust 10 times that of a worker in clean clothing.

The Bat Booth™ uses nothing but pure air to capture dust from worker’s contaminated clothing – providing safety for both the worker and the environment. Supplied completely assembled on a skid base. Once on site, compressed air and power connections are all that is needed to be fully operational. The Bat Booth™ is perfect for quarries, mines or any commercial environment where dust contamination poses a health hazard.

Other alternatives have proven to be risky, slow, ineffective and do not contain the dust when dislodged from clothing. As a company we are purposefully working to help make the environment safer for all workers exposed to dust, particularly when the dust contains known carcinogens or silica.

We look forward to seeing you at the Seminar in Brisbane!