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What is the best ventilation for your plant?
Int J Occup Health Saf 1976 Nov/Dec; 45(6):24-27
Review of the effectiveness of ventilating industrial production centers to remove hazardous fumes and dust from the work area. Three types of ventilation are noted: natural ventilation, dilution ventilation, and local exhaust ventilation. According to NIOSH, local exhaust ventilation does the best job of protecting the worker, controlling the concentration of contaminants, and effecting that control in a relatively small volume of air. The expense of installing local exhaust ventilation is balanced by the relatively low cost to operate and the effectiveness of its operation. Although all methods of ventilation require movement of air, how the air is moved and where it comes from affect the adequacy of hazard control and the cost.
NIOSH-Author; Ventilation-systems; Industrial-hygiene; Local-ventilation; Safety-measures; Dust-control; Hazardous-materials; Protection; Industries;
Issue of Publication
The International Journal of Occupational Health and Safety
Page last reviewed: January 14, 2022
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division