Handling building and construction materials, such as metal and wood, generates particles with the potential of affecting a person’s health. Workers continuously exposed to these particles are at great risk of developing various health issues, especially those that occur in the respiratory and cardiovascular systems.
To ensure that the work environment remains safe for all your employees’ health, you need to implement the correct safety measures. One of the most effective methods to achieve this is through downdraft table installation.
What are downdraft tables?
These basically work as built-in ventilation systems installed in workstations, explains DualDraw. They catch, filter, and contain particles such as dust, smoke, and fumes. Once filtered, the system blows back air to the area, minimizing or even eliminating unnecessary energy loss. They can also help you save a lot of money from no longer having the need for expensive in-house exhaust technologies.
How effective are these ventilation systems?
These ventilation systems are extremely effective in controlling and containing particles generated by processes such as sanding and buffing. Businesses involved in handling metal materials can also greatly benefit from these tables, since their daily operation typically results in the production of large toxic dust levels. Other suitable applications for downdraft tables include those that deal with welding, plastics, and composites.
Do their benefits outweigh their cost of installation and long-term use?
Because downdraft tables effectively help keep the quality of indoor air at optimal levels, their benefits easily outweigh the cost of installation and long-term use. As exposure to harmful dust and toxic particles can have negative effects both in the short and long run, having these in place will minimize all of your employees’ risks for developing particle-matter-induced health problems.
Specialized ventilation systems come in various types, so make sure you speak with someone experienced and highly qualified in industrial air collection.