Controlling Fumes in Construction
Fumes are one of the major health concerns and safety issues that construction site workers face today. Gases, mists, vapours, and smoke can all impair employees’ health. Fume extraction and filter machines are excellent on-site solutions for dangerous fumes.
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Control Hire’s range of fume extractors, filtration and ventilation equipment for hire will help keep your construction employees safe. By placing the capture hood as close to the source of the fume as feasible, you may catch, contain, and manage the fume, lowering harmful particles in the atmosphere and limiting migration outside the work zone.
Fume Creation on Site
Heavy machinery maintenance, ship repairs, steel erection, and pipe fitting are just a few of the applications that might produce hazardous fumes. Arc welding, MIG welding, and thermit welding are some of the welding techniques that can be utilised here. While workers are likely to be aware of the more visible welding hazards, such as extremely high temperatures and electricity, the disastrous effects of breathing chemical process fumes may be unknown.
Vapours of solvents are also harmful. The majority of solvents used in industry are ‘organic’ petroleum-based compounds that emit harmful fumes when used to dilute or dissolve another component to generate a solution. Industrial coating, degreasing, manufacturing, paint removal, and printing ink are just a few of the activities that might expose you to unsafe quantities of fumes.
Fume Related Health Risks
The impact of fumes, mists, vapours, and gases varies greatly depending on the duration, type, and concentration of exposure. When workers are exposed to these dangers, they may experience headaches, dizziness, nausea, and fatigue in the short term. Solvent vapour exposure can cause skin reddening and blistering, as well as a loss of coordination.
Inhaling the harmful fumes, mists, vapours, or gases raise safety concerns that can cause lung disease, heart disease, brain and nerve damage, and diminished fertility in the long run. Some more volatile gases, such as welding fumes, have been designated as carcinogenic, indicating they can cause tumours in the lungs, kidneys, and bladder. Dementia has also been connected to the inhalation of solvent vapours.
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Fumes are one of the major health and safety concerns that construction site workers face today. Gases, mists, vapours and smoke can all impair employees' health. The fume extractors, filtration and ventilation units provided by Control Hire will keep your employees safe from diesel and welding fumes.
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If you work in or around construction, there is a high chance you are being exposed to potential fumes from regular use of machinery and toxic substances. Fumes are one of the major health concerns and safety issues that construction site workers face today.