Sheetflow Construction Erosion and Sediment Control

June 18, 2019

Fugitive Dust Control Compliance at the Port of Seattle

Download: Fugitive Dust Control Compliance at the Port of Seattle

May 7, 2019

Fugitive Dust Control for Equipment Operators

Download: Fugitive Dust Control for Equipment Operators

February 2, 2019

Why Power Brooms are a Bad Idea

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As you can see, these types of sweepers don’t pick up dirt and sediment from asphalt, they just spread it around.

Water spray system attachments help some but then the sweeper mostly turns the dirt to mud and smears it around.

These are useful for picking up gravel and sand.

A vacuum sweeper is the way to go.

December 2, 2018

Construction Erosion Inspection Hog Fuel Mulch Prevents Fugitive Dust

You are hauling dirt on a dry day and the dust is flying.
The water truck driver’s head is about to explode trying to keep up with the dust control.
Save yourself a Labor and Industries claim!
Use ground up vegetation (hog fuel)! Don’t haul it to the landfill.

November 14, 2017

Guide to Handling Fugitive Dust from Construction Projects

Download: Guide to Handling Fugitive Dust from Construction Projects.PDF

The classic brochure developed in 1997 by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Washington Education Foundation and the Fugitive Dust Task Force, Seattle, Washington. Updated and edited for the Internet by:, February 2009.

March 1, 2014

Controlling Fugitive Dust at Construction Sites-Air Quality in Idaho

What is Fugitive Dust?

It’s Air Pollution. Dust is particulate matter (PM) consisting of very small particles. Fugitive dust is PM suspended in the air primarily from soil that has been disturbed by wind or human activities, such as earthmoving and vehicular/equipment traffic on unpaved surfaces.

Idaho Department of
Environmental Quality
1410 N. Hilton
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 373-0502

June 10, 2010

Fugitive Dust Control for Truck Drivers


  • Wet loads with a fire hose.
  • Ensure adequate freeboard.
  • Cover loads.
  • Reduce speed on unpaved haul roads to less than 15 mph.
  • Stay on gravel haul roads.
  • Stay on paved haul roads.
  • Avoid driving through mud and wet soil.
  • Brush off mud from wheels, wheel wells, running boards and tail gates.
  • Wash wheels and inner fender wells immediately prior to exiting. Use a tire wash if available.
  • Call the truck boss for vacuum sweeper or water truck if you see trackout or visible dust.

FROM: Guide to Handling Fugitive Dust from Construction Projects, AGC of WA Ed. Foundation. 1997
MODIFIED for the WEB: David S. Jenkins, 2/2009

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