Manual Box Dumpers And Lung Safety

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Can I use a manual box dumper to transport debris?

Manual Box Dumpers And Lung Safety

Some people use manual box dumpers to transfer refuse as well as regular dock and warehouse materials. If you are using a box dumper to shift flaked, powdered, or otherwise inhalable debris, it's very important to use safety goggles and a face mask when operating the dumper. Wood dust, drywall debris, or other fragments are large enough to cause eye and lung damage. Inhaled debris is to be avoided for the same reason that diesel exhaust is bad for the lungs; large particles can do more damage to the respiratory system than the smaller particles in cigarette smoke and some pollution. It's best to use a covered or sealed box dumper for such operations, but when you have no other option, use your safety gear.

   

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