RPME is the best practice to stop respirable dust

RPME is the best practice to stop respirable dust

RPME Respirable Particulate Mitigation Ecosystem:‘A system, or group of interacting elements designed to protect the operator/s breathing zone environment’ Bolting a pressuriser to a cabin without proper seals will not function well at all. Leaks in the cab will allow...
OEM cabin filters were not designed to stop respirable dust

OEM cabin filters were not designed to stop respirable dust

OEM filter media is not designed to mitigate against respirable dust Dust inside OEM airway immediately AFTER filter Fine dust contamination is the main reason for air conditioning-HVAC system underperformance and premature failures. Dust wears out electrical...
DPM (Diesel Particulate Matter) is a group one carcinogen

DPM (Diesel Particulate Matter) is a group one carcinogen

Aerosol & DPM: controlling hazardous submicron respirable particles At mineral processing sites, there are lots of substances that can remain airborne for days depending on the size of the particulate matter (PM). There are sites that must mitigate against sulphur...
Silica (RCS) is twenty times more toxic than coal dust

Silica (RCS) is twenty times more toxic than coal dust

SILICA (RCS) respirable crystalline silica Respirable mine dust in high concentrations cause lung disease due to overloading the defences of the respiratory system as particles start to deposit in the lung. Silica airborne particles are 20 times more toxic to the...
The Invisible Risks of Fine Dust

The Invisible Risks of Fine Dust

The hidden risk factors from fine dust that impacts on the health and safety of operators. The real issue is respirable dust (particulate) inside the breathing zone and the emphasis must be to prevent disease for the entire working life of operators. It is invisible...
Positive Pressure in Operator Cabins Not Enough

Positive Pressure in Operator Cabins Not Enough

 After conducting research and testing, BreatheSafe proposes a real-time dust monitoring study to evaluate the effectiveness of operator cabins working at mineral processing sites. This study focuses on bulldozers, front end loaders, and haul trucks. BreatheSafe...