No one can deny the importance of cutting concrete for construction purposes. Nevertheless, it is necessary to take care of safety measures and precautions.
Construction workers have to make do with limited spaces and cloistered areas when dealing with concrete cutting. This renders the job quite difficult and not to say hazardous. It is necessary to demand ample space and proper ventilation for getting on with such endeavors successfully and without untoward happenings. Here below are some safety measures and precautions to take during concrete cutting.
Experts and experienced campaigners believe that ventilation is the most crucial factor it can be the difference between a safe work environment and a hazardous one. If you are working in a confined space, ensure that there is proper aeration available.
Choosing the Right Equipment
In order to ensure that chances of accidents are kept to the minimum use of identifiable, active minds for cutting concrete is necessary. With the high developments in technology, nowadays such instruments are available that can work successfully and uneventfully even in cloistered spaces. Whether there is restricted ventilation or completely closed environment, you can use them with aplomb and get positive results in a hassle free manner. Not only is productivity high but also you can stay away from unnecessary trouble onsite. Equipments using electrical cutting technology use vacuum or water for dust suppression and this make them ideal for closed space or indoor use.
Use of Wet Cutting Technology
Those who are looking for a cost-effective technology coupled with a secure work process do not have to look beyond wet concrete cutting technology. However, this may not be thoroughly suited for indoor use. Professionals need to consider water damage, prevention measures and most utilize vacuum systems or protective sheeting to ensure such protection.
Using the Vacuum System
Another interesting method of successfully dealing with the waste from wet concrete cutting which is in keeping with the latest technological innovations is use of vacuum systems. This system attaches directly with a concrete hydraulic chain saw. This is ideal for collecting the slurry created from wet concrete cutting. This slurry remains collected in a secure tank, which you can roll around easily on a job site. Today, it is also possible to find a vacuum system containing attached floor squeeze mounted on the tank for ease of use.
Besides taking care of the job site, condition protection it is necessary to remain aware of the health issues related to concrete cutting. Continuous exposure to concrete dust during cutting can lead to a wide variety of health hazards. For example, contact of wet concrete with skin may lead to appearance of rashes, skin irritations, and burns.
Contact with eyes leads to similar results and it may even need medical intervention. Prolonged exposure to concrete dust while cutting enters the lungs and because of the presence of crystalline silica may lead to such serious conditions as silicosis. This disease has long-term repercussions taking away the ability of an individual to work and lead an active life. High degree may even lead to life-threatening conditions. For the prevention of such occurrences, it is preferable, if you wear gloves during the process along with goggles for giving your eyes adequate protection.