Filtration solutions specialist RDP Filtration Solutions is focused on resolving dust-related issues through the design and implementation of dust extraction systems which can also contribute towards the elimination of silicosis in the mining industry.
The company delivers dust extraction through the delivery of bag houses; wet fan scrubber units; and filter presses.
Methods including dilution, extraction and suppression are known to effectively reduce dust.
RDP consequently guarantees low dust emissions, ensuring its clients are confident that they are complying with environmental and health and safety regulations and in turn reducing and/or eliminating the chance of contracting silicosis.
"RDP Filtration Solutions is focused on resolving dust-related issues through the design and implementation of dust extraction systems."
What is silicosis?
Who can be affected?
All workers who work in a dust exposed environment. Areas of the body where silica dust is present are also in danger of potentially getting infected.
Workers involved in construction, mining or glass production are among some of the individuals with the highest risk of getting infected.
Specific silicosis symptoms:
Severe coughing; shortness of breath; fatigue; loss of appetite; fever; and chest pains.
Which industries are most likely to be exposed to silica dust?
Mainly in the mining and quarrying industries where rock is crushed and handled.
People are most likely to be exposed to silica dust in rock handling areas including, but not limited to：
Original article featured in Mine Review Africa, September/October issue. Find more articles on News24 regarding Silicosis.
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