RR926 – On-tool controls to reduce exposure to respirable dusts in the construction industry: A review

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Many processes in the construction industry create large quantities of inhalable and respirable dust. Such emissions must be adequately controlled to reduce exposure to below the occupational exposure limit. One of the most effective controls is the application of local exhaust ventilation (LEV) to control emissions at source. This research reviews and summarises the current literature on the subject of on-tool controls, including extraction and water suppression.


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