Traveling Safely And Breathing Easily - Tips For Reducing Road Dust On Job Sites

Successfully completing a commercial construction project comes with a wide variety of challenges, and one of the most commonly ignored of those challenges is the ability to safely and quickly transport vehicles, equipment, and workers to your site. Without a preexisting infrastructure, construction roads can create challenges from dirt and debris that you need to be prepared to handle.

Below, you'll find a guide to some techniques for reducing road dust on a commercial construction site. Following these suggestions will allow you to keep your equipment and materials clean and your air quality as high as possible, creating a better, safer, more efficient working environment for you and your crew.

Traffic Reduction

Many vehicles traveling the same road all day long are sure to kick up dirt and dust. While some traffic may be unavoidable, there are some steps you can take that will allow you to significantly reduce how busy your construction road may be on a given day.

Consider setting up a carpool point further up the construction road to transport a larger amount of workers at a time. You can also leave some equipment on site at the end of each day rather than transporting it back and forth, cutting down significantly on the number of trips that need to be made by equipment hauling trucks.

Speed Reduction

While it's important to following safe driving speeds on job sites for a wide variety of reasons, many people are in too much of a rush to complete a task to stop and think about the way their driving may be affecting job stability. High speeds kick dust up into the air, and when it settles, your site may become a mess.

One way to encourage if not, indeed, require a reduction in speed is to install speed bumps and other deterrent devices along the path of your construction road. This may risk jostling some equipment, but the overall positive of the slower vehicle traffic will be well worth it.

Road Watering

If managing the behavior of vehicles on your construction road seems ineffective, it may be necessary to manage the road itself. Spraying down a dirt surface with water will cause the dirt particles to stick together and should allow you to avoid them being spread throughout the air. It's important to avoid overwatering and creating muddy or swampy conditions, but keeping the road damp will be a sure way to help keep your job site's air breathable. (For more information, contact GMCO Corporation or another company)