All craftspeople should be familiar with the importance of maintaining a safe workspace. But the details of workspace safety tend to go overlooked all too often. Everyone knows to use extra caution with power tools, and always to wear proper protective gear. But how about the quality of the air we breathe? Today, we’d like to emphasize the importance of proper dust extraction in the workplace.
Protect Your Health
You may think that particles of dust floating about isn’t too big a deal. While it’s true that dust is everywhere, the quantity and quality of the dust that tends to float about at construction sites can be uniquely dangerous.
When it comes to the harmful health effects of breathing in dust, you will most often hear about silica dust. This form of dust is exceptionally common on construction sites, as it can be found in bricks, clay, concrete, and even some plastics. Silica dust can be invisibly small, and is a known carcinogen. Even something as organic as wood dust has known carcinogenic properties.
Eliminating dust in your workplace won’t just free your eyes and skin from irritation. It will protect you and your fellow workers from such diseases as bronchitis and lung cancer.
Reduce Clean-Up and Boost Productivity
Anyone who has ever cleaned up their home knows just how quickly dust can accumulate. On a construction site or in a workshop, you can multiply that by a thousand. Many professionals and hobbyists alike feel as though too much time is spent cleaning up after they’re done their work.
One of the most difficult aspects of cleaning up can be taking care of every last piece of dust that might have settled in the space. Proper dust extraction will make this an absolute breeze. For hobbyists, this means you can spend more time doing what you love. In commercial settings, this means less time wasted and more profit.
The Solution: Festool’s CLEANTEC CT Dust Extractor
When it comes to dust extraction, you simply can’t do much better than Festool’s CLEANTEC CT. This line of dust extractors is HEPA certified. What this means is that it can filter out 99.97% of airborne particles. Your CLEANTEC CT dust extractor will hook directly up to your power tools to vacuum up particles before they even have the chance to get airborne. This is the gold standard in terms of dust extraction, and you should settle for no less for the sake of your health.
If you’re interested in learning about this and other Festool products that can boost the safety and efficiency of your workspace, just stop by our showroom and take a look!
Hardwood Flooring from Jason Brown Wood Floors
At Jason Brown Wood Floors, our commitment to quality installation is clear in all that we do, which is why our customers consistently rate us as one of the top contractors in the region. We have been awarded Baltimore Magazine’s Best of Baltimore Award 4 times and have been proudly serving the Baltimore Area for over 16 years. If you’re ready to speak with someone about your hardwood flooring project, we want to hear from you! Contact us at 410-668-9131 or send us a message here.
Jason Brown Wood Floors is also your convenient dealer of high-quality, professional grade power tools. We offer brands that tradespeople trust most for the job. Come check out our Bel Air showroom to browse the in-stock selection of products and tools by Festool, Freud, Diablo, Shaper, and Mirka.