Agriculture is one of the most dangerous sectors of activity due to a combination of occupational hazards and a large percentage of the population employed in the industry. Respiratory hazards in barns, manure pits, machinery, and silos range from acute to chronic air contaminants and may have various negative health effects.
Dust exposure is a particularly pressing OH&S issue during grain production and unloading. Inhalation of grain dust may affect the nose and lungs and lead to a number of respiratory health problems. Soy dust in particular may lead to serious health conditions since this product contains a number of recognized allergens. The use and unloading of soya products have been associated with allergies and occupational asthma.
In extreme cases, where other factors are involved, a significant amount of dry grain dust can result in explosions that may lead to injuries and closure of the facilities.
Mideco’s dust control solutions can help any agricultural business minimize dust emissions and provide a safe work environment.
Our internationally patented dust suppression device – Burnley® Baffles – has been designed especially with the grain industry in mind. It reduces the escape of dust from dump hoppers and chutes handling dry granular bulk raw materials such as grains and ores using only the principles of air movement. It will dramatically reduce grain dust emissions during train, ship, rail, or via front end loader methods of unloading.
Our range of dust collectors, working independently or together with other dust control systems, can solve any dust issue during grain handling.
Mideco’s Bat Booth®, a unique dust extraction device able to remove up to 80% of the dust from staff’s clothing, will reduce overall dust exposure. It is equipped with powerful HEPA filters that are effective against even the smallest dust particles.