Making confined spaces safe with particle filtration

Working in confined spaces often means your employees are working under less-than-ideal conditions. As Canada’s leading provider of confined space safety services, Proveo can assist with all aspects of confined space management, including particle filtration. Particle filtration can improve working conditions within a confined space considerably and reduce risk to your employees’ overall health and well-being.

Particle filtration in confined spaces

Many of the processes performed during shutdown, turnarounds or other maintenance tasks release harmful particles into the atmosphere of a confined space. Additionally, dust, mold and bacteria is raised from movement, and fumes from combustion all combine to make the air quality toxic. Without proper ventilation and particle filtration, conditions within a confined space can be deadly. While ventilation does help improve air quality significantly, particle filtration takes confined space safety to the next level and removes further contaminants that are not easily removed through circulation alone. With a complete system that includes particle filtration, air quality is vastly improved and the need for cumbersome and time-consuming respirators is often limited.

Particle filtration improves visibility and productivity

The most notable change that particle filtration makes for confined space safety is the improved visibility. Without filtration, ventilation often just keeps particles and contaminants suspended in the air. This can make for hazy and cloudy spaces which lead to decreased visibility, increased risk of accidents and decreased jobsite product as productivity is often reduced when visibility is lowered.

Improved social responsibility

When filtration is employed on a jobsite and particles are removed from the atmosphere, your company is reducing their environmental impact. With the environment being a major concern in modern business, refraining from sending potentially harmful contaminants into the surrounding area and will go a long way into your company’s reputation of social responsibility.

Particle filtration is one of the many ways Proveo can help improve the safety of your confined spaces. Contact our team for more information on our full-service confined space management.