Martin Mechanical is committed to a safe work environment for our employees everyday on every job. With a strong safety record, Marting Mechanical is able to keep insurance cost low and pass those savings to our customers. This is completed by...
...Continous Safety Training for all employees
...Open line of Communication between management and field
...Proper Equipment and inspections
Tool Box Talk
Topic: Silica - Standard Drills/Hammer Drills Week of January 18, 2021
PRIMARY POTENTIAL HEALTH HAZARDS
> SILICOSIS (Lung Disease - Inflammation and Scarring in the lungs)
> LUNG CANCER (Malignant Lung Tumor(s))
PRIMARY EXPOSURES FOR MECHANICAL CONSTRUCTIONS WORKERS
> Drilling, hammer drilling into concrete
SAFE WORK PRACTICES
> Whenever they are aviable, use standard drills and hammer drills fitted with a commercially avialable shroud or cowling,
and an adequate dust collection system.
> Ensure that the dust collection system is designed for, and filtered by, High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters.
> Before starting to work, make sure that the HEPA filters(s) is clean and that the dust collection system is working
> Be sure to follow the tool/dust collection system manufacturers' instructions carefully to minimize dust emmistions.
> When dirlling holes to install pipe or duct hangers, make sure you clean out the holes with an approved HEPA filtered
vacuum before installing the hangers.
> Use an exhaust ventilation system in conjunction with the dust collection system if visible airborne dust begins to
accumulate while you're performing the work.
> If you have any questions or concerns about silica, immediately check with your company's Competent Person for silica.
For More Info - MCAA.org
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