Construction dust: sanding taped and covered plasterboard joints

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English
2014

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Dry sanding plasterboard joints takes place indoors and often in small, enclosed spaces. This can generate high levels of dust in the air. Ceiling work also causes dust to fall directly into workers’ breathing zone. The graph displayed in the video available on the page shows how much dust is created when dry sanding without dust extraction. The graph shows a dramatic drop in the amount of dust produced when using extraction.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
STAVEBNICTVÍ
Provider: 
HSE — Health and Safety Executive
Tasks covered: 
Construction
Hazard - physical state: 
Dusts
Hazard - health effects: 
Irritants
Exposure route: 
Inhalation
Substance Description: 

gypsum dust

CAS Number: 
13397-24-5
EC number: 
603-783-2
Prevention measures: 
Level 2. Technical measures, e.g. local exhaust ventilation
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
Measurement and assessment
Target group: 
All (no specific target group)

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