Silica Dust Controls: Before and After Pictures

“On Center” – The News Letter of the Center to Protect Workers’ Rights (CPWR), July 2003

Local 1 Pennsylvania/Delaware member Barry Cardwell uses an angle grinder to repair mortar joints.

With local-exhaust ventilation B in this case, the Dust Director, manufactured in Pittsburgh, PA, the cloud of dust is mostly gone and silica exposure is cut way down.

The Center To Protect Workers Rights (CPWR) is looking at ways to control exposure to silica, which can kill. In a big step forward for worker health, many Brick Layers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) locals now include a requirement for engineering controls and protective equipment in collective bargaining agreements.

Tuck pointing - using the Dust Director . . .
Tuckpointing using the Dust Director™
Barry Cardwell, tuck pointing without using any type of dust control.
Tuckpointing without using the Dust Director™

Up Next: Exposure to Silica Dust. Proper Medical Diagnosis is the Key