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Managing risk in construction — airborne dust and fumes

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Managing risk in construction — airborne dust and fumes
  • New Zealand
Provider: 
WorkSafe New Zealand
Available in languages: 
English
Description: 

The short animated video highlights what prevention measures are required to protect workers from airborne dust and fumes on construction sites. The animation depicts a construction site on which a worker is cutting wood with a circular saw — the process is emitting wood dust into the environment. To rectify this, he acquires a local exhaust and proper personal protective equipment.

Sector / Industry covered: 
CONSTRUCTION
Tasks covered: 
Construction
Biological hazard: 
Not applicable
Hazard - physical state: 
Dusts
Hazard - health effects: 
Allergens
Carcinogens
Irritants
Exposure route: 
Inhalation
Substance description
Substance description: 

Airborne dusts and fumes

Prevention measures: 
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
Level 2. Reducing / minimising the risk by organisational measures, e.g. reducing the number of workers exposed
Level 3. Reducing / minimising the risk by personal measures (PPE)
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
Type
Type: 
Visual resources
Target group: 
Workers
Year of publication: 
2016