Which tasks create the most dust?

Many construction tasks create dust. High dust levels are caused by one of more the following:

	Equipment – using high energy tools, such as cut-off saws, grinders, wall chasers and grit blasters produce a lot of dust in a very short time.

	Work method – dry sweeping can make a lot of dust when compared to vacuuming or wet brushing

	Work area – the more enclosed a space, the more the dust will build up

	Time – the longer you work the more dust there will be

Examples of high dust level tasks include:

	Using power tools to cut, grind, drill or prepare a surface

	Sanding taped plaster board joints

	Dry sweeping