Thursday, November 5, 2009

Dust Control at Demolition Sites - WSH Bulletin

4 Nov 2009

Demolition work involves hacking, crushing, and cutting, which can generate large amount of dust and debris. If poorly managed, the clouds of dust can contain particulate emissions that may be hazardous to human health. They may also reduce visibility, delay demolition activities and cause property damage.

To help contractors better control these hazards, we have provided important learning points in this WSH Bulletin, including enclosure of work areas, proper ventilation systems, workers’ training and the provision of Personal Protective Equipment. A good practice example is also included. Ginlee Construction Pte Ltd, a bizSAFE3 contractor, explains how it planned the demolition works at Changi Airport Terminal 1 while the terminal continued to be in operation. Read the full article here.


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