Workers in many occupations are exposed to respirable dust – jobs in mining, quarrying, construction, agriculture, food processing, and manufacturing, for example. Prolonged exposure can cause diseases like silicosis, ‘black lung’, ‘farmer’s lung’, and lung cancer.
PPE (eg: face masks) can help protect workers from respirable dust while they’re doing their tasks. But then, the risk persists when workers remove their PPE before taking a break or after finishing work for the day. A study found that once a worker’s clothing becomes contaminated, the dust can be liberated again through the movement of the clothing, exposing workers, and even families at home to the dangerous respirable particulates.
This is why Mideco developed the original Bat Booth. Workers are dedusted before they remove PPE or clothing and any risk of dust inhalation is dramatically reduced. Dust is removed within seconds and the blast of air feels comfortable and refreshing. So, not only do workers stay safer in the future, they enjoy using Bat Booth several times each shift.
In April 2020, Mideco released Bat Booth 2.0 with enhanced features including built-in facial recognition of employees and contractors; advanced health-screening capabilities, and digital user control with live dashboards for managers to monitor Bat Booth 2.0 usage by individuals. The ability to store history ‘forever’ and print instant reports can be very useful as evidence of effective workplace health and safety management whenever needed.