Dealing With Dusty Workshops

Workshops are home to a variety of different dusts, from sawdust to drywall dust, plaster dust and so on. The problem is that these dusts are not good for your lungs and can therefore be damaging to your health over time. Dusts can also damage your tools and some can even start fires.

In short, a dust-free workshop is critical for your long-term health and safety.

Here are a few ways that you can deal with dust in your workshop.

  1. Use Primary Collection Devices

    Primary collection devices collect dust as it is created. Examples here include shop vacuums, dust collectors and so on.

  2. Install an Air Filtration Device (AFD)

    In addition to using primary collection devices such as those mentioned above, it’s also important to install an air filtration device (AFD) in your workplace.

    The reason for this is that although primary collection devices will capture a lot of dust as it is being created, it won’t capture all of it. As such, an air filtration device will capture fine floating dust that your primary collection devices have failed to capture.

    This method is also superior to simply using a fan because it doesn’t exhaust air along with the dust. Keep in mind, however, that an air filtration device needs to run for several hours because dust can linger for several hours after you’ve created it.

  3. Choose the Right Filter

    When it comes to dealing with dust, one of the best tips is to ensure that you have selected the correct choice of filter. For dust, that means choosing a High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filter.

    Not only are HEPA filters capable of removing dust particles, but they are also very effective at doing so. In fact, HEPA filters will trap 99.97% of all airborne particles.

  4. Choose the Right Cloth Bag Filter

    A vacuum is one of the most important tools for dealing with dust in workshops. However, it’s important to choose a particular type of cloth bag filter for collecting the dust if you want your vacuum to be as effective as possible.

  5. A non-woven cloth bag filter, in particular, provides a significantly higher dust load as well as a longer filter life. They also allow for increased air permeability.

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