Dust control using a water curtain system during shotcrete application - recommended best practice

Publication Type: 
Guideline
Topic: 
Industrial Hygiene
Mine Ventilation
Language: 
English

Recommended best practice for dust control using a water curtain system during shotcrete application

Shotcrete (concrete conveyed through a hose and pneumatically projected at high velocity onto a surface) is now becoming a common area support for ground control in underground mines as a stand-alone, or in combination with other support systems such as bolts and screens.
 
This technical document, created by the Workplace Safety North mining workplace environment technical advisory committee, is designed to help and educate ventilation technicians, industrial hygienists, engineers, other technical specialists, and shotcrete personnel regarding best practice for dust control in underground mines. 
Free 14-page PDF download includes:
  • Suggested policy
  • Pertinent legislation
  • Health effects of overexposure to dust during shotcrete application
  • Controlling dust during shotcrete application