5 Baghouse Safety Precautions
Performing any kind of work on a baghouse can be hazardous work. Often set in industrial locations, dealing with baghouse systems can present a number of dangers to personnel. Thankfully, these maintenance tasks can be accomplished safety if proper safety precautions are followed.
A new article authored by Baghouse.com that has been published on a leading environmental and safety magazine EHSToday.com that offers 5 often overlooked baghouse safety proceedures for performing any type of work on dust collection systems. You can read the article here: 5 Essential Baghouse Maintenance Safety Precautions I encourage all of our readers to take a moment and read this article and consider how well are you doing regarding baghouse safety.
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Has anyone conducting air sampling during a bag change to find out what the employees doing the work may be exposed to?
It depends on what the baghouse is used for. Generally, when performing a changeout the personnel are required to wear half-face respirators, and tyvek suits to prevent exposure to the compounds. In cases where the dust is more dangerous (fly ash, metal dusts, etc.) full face respirators, and full body suits might be required. For hazardous materials, such as lead, full breathing systems would be required, SCUBA, and external sources of air, etc.
To your knowledge companies do not routinely perform 8 hour Time Weighted Average (TWA) employee exposure monitoring.
MOst do not. The only thing we really are concerned with on the baghouse is the atmospheric oxygen at the moment of work. If its a unit that could have other toxic gases present, a much more elaborate safety check is required before entry (e.g. lead)