Is dust actually dangerous? If you go a while without dusting your home, you don’t suddenly get sick and need hospitalization. The difference is that more dust in the workplace can be of a different type and can accumulate more quickly. Standard dust can lead to slips and trips, as it coats different walking surfaces. Dust coverage can also make tools harder to hold onto and make for more uncomfortable working conditions. Plus, hazardous dust can cause breathing difficulties and irritation to your nose, mouth, and eyes. With enough dust, you’ll also experience reduced visibility and an added distraction to the job site. Three types of dust can even be fatal, if they’re inhaled in large enough quantities. These three are asbestos, silica, and wood. Silica and wood dust can coat your lungs and throat, leading to asthma and eventual long-term breathing problems. Managing this excess dust also means the potential harm that it can cause can also be managed, and hopefully avoided. For more information on the ways in which workplace dust is being managed to keep employees safe, be sure to continue reading on to the infographic paired alongside this post.
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