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Article: The effectiveness of DustBubbles on dust control in the process of concrete drilling

TitleThe effectiveness of DustBubbles on dust control in the process of concrete drilling
Authors
KeywordsAdverse effect
Construction workers
Control measures
Crystalline silica
Dustbubble
Issue Date2012
PublisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ssci
Citation
Safety Science, 2012, v. 50 n. 5, p. 1284-1289 How to Cite?
AbstractConstruction dust is one of the most concerned pollutants presenting risks to human health. Dust generated from concrete drilling, particularly true for silica dust, have an adverse effect on the health of workers. There is a long-term concern about the overexposure of construction workers to respirable crystalline silica. The high exposure to silica, even over a short period, can lead to silicosis. In order to control the dust generated during the process of concrete drilling, a local Hong Kong contractor has implemented DustBubble during the concrete drilling works. In order to evaluate the effectiveness of this new dust control measure, an experimental study has been designed and conducted. The respirable dust and silica dust concentrations of the following two situations were compared: workers drilling concrete with and without the use of DustBubble. Personal respirable samples were collected and analysed based on NIOSH 0600 and 7500 methods. The results revealed that DustBubble could significantly reduce the respirable dust exposure by 63%. However, there was no evidence that the use of DustBubble could reduce the respirable quartz exposure. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/152828
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 2.157
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.928
ISI Accession Number ID
Funding AgencyGrant Number
PCFB (Pneumoconiosis Compensation Fund Board), Hong Kong, China
Funding Information:

The work described in this paper was supported by PCFB (Pneumoconiosis Compensation Fund Board), Hong Kong, China.

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dc.contributor.authorFan, SCen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, YWen_HK
dc.contributor.authorShen, Len_HK
dc.contributor.authorLu, Wen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWang, Ten_HK
dc.contributor.authorYu, Aen_HK
dc.contributor.authorShen, Qen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-16T09:49:57Z-
dc.date.available2012-07-16T09:49:57Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_HK
dc.identifier.citationSafety Science, 2012, v. 50 n. 5, p. 1284-1289en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0925-7535en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/152828-
dc.description.abstractConstruction dust is one of the most concerned pollutants presenting risks to human health. Dust generated from concrete drilling, particularly true for silica dust, have an adverse effect on the health of workers. There is a long-term concern about the overexposure of construction workers to respirable crystalline silica. The high exposure to silica, even over a short period, can lead to silicosis. In order to control the dust generated during the process of concrete drilling, a local Hong Kong contractor has implemented DustBubble during the concrete drilling works. In order to evaluate the effectiveness of this new dust control measure, an experimental study has been designed and conducted. The respirable dust and silica dust concentrations of the following two situations were compared: workers drilling concrete with and without the use of DustBubble. Personal respirable samples were collected and analysed based on NIOSH 0600 and 7500 methods. The results revealed that DustBubble could significantly reduce the respirable dust exposure by 63%. However, there was no evidence that the use of DustBubble could reduce the respirable quartz exposure. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/sscien_HK
dc.relation.ispartofSafety Scienceen_HK
dc.subjectAdverse effecten_HK
dc.subjectConstruction workersen_HK
dc.subjectControl measuresen_HK
dc.subjectCrystalline silicaen_HK
dc.subjectDustbubble-
dc.titleThe effectiveness of DustBubbles on dust control in the process of concrete drillingen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailFan, SC: fanshichao@gmail.comen_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, YW: apaywwon@inet.polyu.edu.hk-
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dc.identifier.emailLu, W: wilsonlu@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailWang, T: cetwang@polyu.edu.hk-
dc.identifier.emailYu, A: bsannyu@inet.polyu.edu.hk-
dc.identifier.emailShen, Q: bsqpshen@inet.polyu.edu.hk-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ssci.2012.01.001en_HK
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dc.identifier.volume50en_HK
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dc.identifier.spage1284en_HK
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