Reducing Hazardous Dust Exposure When Dowel Drilling in Concrete

 

August 2015
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2015-200
Workplace Solution: Reducing Hazardous Dust Exposure When Dowel Drilling Concrete

Construction workers may be exposed to hazardous dust containing respirable crystalline silica when using dowel drilling machines to drill horizontal holes in concrete pavement. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) found that exposures were reduced using tool-mounted local exhaust ventilation (LEV) and good work practices.

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