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How to Have a Safer Worksite with a Dust Control System

Ed Chessor (Engineer, Former CIH, PEng, MBA) - Friday, June 01, 2018

In almost every industrial work environment, especially woodworking, construction, and manufacturing plants, workers will be exposed to dust. Dust is released through tasks that involve abrasive crushing, cutting, blasting, sifting, mixing, or screening dry materials. Dust is unavoidable, but it makes everyday work more difficult and strenuous. As an employer, you need to recognize the dangers associated with dust in the job site and install a dust control system as an effort to reduce or eliminate dust to have a better workplace environment. 

Reducing Dust Combustion Hazards with an Industrial Dust Collection System

Ed Chessor (Engineer, Former CIH, PEng, MBA) - Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Many industries generate a range of combustible dust during some stages of the manufacturing processes and shutdown projects. The toxic and irritating dust gets released into the air that your team breathes and can also accumulate on surfaces and in crevices throughout the plant. Dust can either catch fire or explode, react with things around it, interrupt or reduce production, and affect the health of workers. It’s imperative for plant leaders to realize the risks associated with combustible dust and put appropriate measures in place to manage combustible dust hazards in their facilities, including the use of an industrial dust collection system.  

4 Reasons Why Your Jobsite Should Consider Commercial Dehumidifier Equipment Rental

Ed Chessor (Engineer, Former CIH, PEng, MBA) - Sunday, April 01, 2018

It’s important that your job site has a conducive environment, and this entails maintaining good indoor air quality for the health of occupants and supporting optimum performance of manufacturing processes. The level of humidity in your facility is an important factor and a HVAC system cannot do enough to make a significant difference against an increase in moisture level. Relative humidity encourages condensation on cold surfaces, which could lead to mold growth, corrosion, or slip hazards. If your place has become muggy, you should consider a commercial dehumidifier equipment rental to alleviate the issue. 

How Particle Filtration Can Help Remove Silica Dust

Ed Chessor (Engineer, Former CIH, PEng, MBA) - Thursday, March 01, 2018

Silica is a mineral that is naturally-occurring in many solid materials. Materials containing silica are not hazardous unless they are disturbed and broken into what is known as Respirable Crystalline Silica. This can occur during common tasks such as chasing out mortar, drilling in enclosed spaces, grinding or cutting concrete, or excavating sites with sandstone. The dust becomes airborne by simple tasks such as pouring of liquids and sweeping. Exposure to crystalline silica dust can cause lung disease such as silicosis, bronchitis, lung cancer, emphysema, and kidney damage. 

Should You Use Confined Space Ventilation Equipment in an Excavation?

Ed Chessor (Engineer, Former CIH, PEng, MBA) - Thursday, February 01, 2018

There are many hazards associated with confined spaces that are presented by excavations. An excavation can be toxic whether it meets the regulatory definition of a confined space or it’s only partially enclosed. Employers, safety managers, and workers should treat every excavation as a potential confined space. This is important as it ensures additional equipment and procedural requirements are introduced to help prevent incidents. 

Reduce Downtime with Commercial Dehumidifier Equipment Rental

Ed Chessor (Engineer, Former CIH, PEng, MBA) - Monday, January 01, 2018

Unscheduled downtime is dangerous to any manufacturing company. It disrupts the production and delivery process and can end up costing the company a significant amount of time and money. Understanding the factors that may affect the functionality of your equipment is key to preventing loses and protecting the bottom line. Every production building has an ideal moisture level and working temperature that provides conducive maximum operating conditions for the workers and the machines. A commercial dehumidifier equipment rental can help reduce downtime when you are experiencing undesirable levels of moisture in your facility. 

Minimizing Hazardous Particulate Exposure with Particle Filtration

Ed Chessor (Engineer, Former CIH, PEng, MBA) - Friday, December 01, 2017

Particle Filtration

Many industrial processes produce harmful particulates - such as dust, mold, vapors, gasses, and more- into the atmosphere. In many scenarios, especially confined spaces, the proper ventilation of these particulates could be dangerous or even fatal. Ventilation improves air quality; however, particle filtration takes it to a different level.  

The Advantages of Utilizing Industrial Dust Collection Systems

Ed Chessor (Engineer, Former CIH, PEng, MBA) - Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Industrial Dust Collection Systems

The particles released by welding, gouging or grinding may contain harmful metals and alloys. If these particles are released into the plant environment they may be hazardous to people working in the area. They can cause illness by being inhaled or contaminating food and drinking water. They will eventually settle out and contaminate storm water or soil. 

Understanding the Importance of Dehumidification with Commercial Dehumidifier Rental

Ed Chessor (Engineer, Former CIH, PEng, MBA) - Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Commercial Dehumidifier Rental

It may not be obvious that commercial dehumidifier rentals can contribute to the success of an industrial construction or turnaround project, but they have. 

How the Implementation of Confined Space Ventilation Minimizes Hazards

Ed Chessor (Engineer, Former CIH, PEng, MBA) - Friday, September 01, 2017

Confined Space Ventilation

On the morning of January 10, 2003, workers in a British Columbia shipyard removed manhole covers from two compartments of a 342 foot long barge. A short time later one worker went down the ladder into one of those compartments. When he didn’t show up for coffee, another worker went looking for him. We will never know exactly what he thought when he saw his friend at the bottom of the ladder, because he went down the ladder. We do know they both died at the bottom of the ladder, as did another worker who went down intending to rescue them. 

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