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DustCanary introduce CPAM range

DustCanary

Protecting workers’ health from workplace dust exposure with new air-sampling technology

ACCESS to real-time sampling and monitoring data from workplace dust exposure is a game-changer for workers, employers, and occupational hygienists alike, say DustCanary, whose new, lightweight, wearable, CPAM dust-sampling and monitoring devices help to mitigate the risks posed by dust across a range of work environments.

Compact in size and with no sampling tube or waist-worn pump ‘catch hazards’, real-time visual and audible alarms, derived from an innovative optical particle counter, warn when a worker is being exposed to increased respirable dust, including respirable crystalline silica (RCS).

Instantaneous information on changing levels of exposure, particularly useful for varied work patterns and changes in surroundings, initiates action for workers to minimize their own dust exposure.

Utilizing advanced, patented air-sampling technology developed by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) and the University of Hertfordshire, DustCanary’s CPAM also allows inhalable dust to be monitored over an 8h shift, in line with Health and Safety Executive (HSE) requirements. 

Weighing less than 150g and small enough to be worn on a lapel in the breathing zone of the worker, DustCanary wearables are convenient to wear on a daily basis and can therefore provide continuous protection.

Live data can be used to trend exposure over time and to understand hotspots, including changes to exposure levels due to local exhaust ventilation (LEV) performance, changes in the dust-creating process, or in the dust-control processes.  

Will Averdieck, founder and managing director of DustCanary, said: ‘Our wearables are really valuable tools for providing protection to workers from dust exposure, whilst also providing protection to employers through valuable insights and records of minimized exposure.’

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