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October 27, 2020

Dusty Spalls

Video: David Jenkins-Sheetflow Erosion Control

Dusty Spalls-sounds like the name of a cowboy in an old “B” western film. These quarry spalls came with enough crushed rock dust to create a fugitive dust cloud when dropped into a “skip” box.

October 19, 2020

Windy, Dusty, No Water

Video: David Jenkins-Sheetflow Erosion Control

It’s windy, dusty and there is no water. Wait! Hey man, there is a hydrant right there. Use it, spray the dirt, keep the dust down!

June 18, 2019

Fugitive Dust Control Compliance at the Port of Seattle

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May 7, 2019

Dust Control for Operators

Download: Fugitive Dust Control for Equipment Operators

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

February 2, 2019

Power Brooms

Why Power Brooms are a Bad Idea – 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

Hog Fuel Mulch

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.

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

November 14, 2017

Guide to Fugitive Dust

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: www.sheetflow.com, February 2009.

February 18, 2017

Dust Control for Operators

Graders and Scrapers

  • Use water truck or sprinklers to moisten soils before grading.
  • Minimize areas of clearing and grubbing to a manageable size.
  • Minimize time frames between Fugitive Dust-creating activities and final solutions (ex., roadway excavation and paving).
  • Avoid activity during high winds.

 

Front-End Loaders and Backhoes

  • Use water truck to keep soils moist.
  • Use water sprays when dumping soils into haul trucks.
  • Minimize drop height.
  • Avoid activity during high winds.

FROM: Guide to Handling Fugitive Dust from Construction Projects, AGC of WA Ed. Foundation. 1997

MODIFIED for the WEB: David S. Jenkins 2/2009

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

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. Air quality in Idaho is critical to everyone’s health.
MORE:
Brochure

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

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

June 1, 2012

Fugitive Dust Control for Truck Drivers

This is a brief handout I developed called “Fugitive Dust Control for Truck Drivers”.   

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

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