Food Processing Dust Collection
Reducing the Risk of Food Processing Dust Exposure
Food processing can produce a serious amount of dust, as anyone in the industry knows. Sometimes the dust comes from an ingredient being added, such as flour, in a large bakery; other times, it comes from a process, such as drying or transferring the food from one place to another. Regardless of the source, dust from food processing is a challenge that can’t be ignored. Even if the compound is not toxic, facilities can’t tolerate an accumulation of dust in the air or that accumulates on production equipment.
There are roughly 30,000 food-processing facilities in the United States. Employers in this industry are beset by many different regulations, and food safety standards are usually their first priority. But employers need to prioritize workplace safety standards, as well. The serious amounts of dust created in typical food-processing facilities are both a health risk to workers as well as a safety concern to anyone onsite.