What’s going on at Soilworks
The Respirable Coal Dust Rule reduces coal dust exposure limits by one quarter for underground mining operations. In addition, new technology is enforced to provide real-time monitoring of dust levels in order to avoid prolonged periods of high coal dust.
These regulations were established to combat the excessive counts of lung diseases such as pneumoconiosis, emphysema, silicosis and chronic bronchitis, together known as black lung caused by inhaling coal dust raised into the air by coal-cutting machines.
Soilworks, the global specialist in mining dust control, helps provide mines with the necessary solutions to maintain compliance with MSHA regulations by controlling dust with industry-leading underground haul road and mine tailing products that are safe for the environment.
Top-Performing Mine Dust Control
Soilworks is the world’s most trusted dust control solution partner for large-scale open pit and underground mining operations all around the globe.
From open, wind-blown tailings impoundments and dam wall erosion, to dusty underground drifts, ribs and haul roads, Soilworks is known for its consistency in producing quality top-performing solutions that solve a range of problems faced by the mining industry today.
Controlling Dust in Underground and Open Pit Mines
Soilworks provides the only patented non-petroleum synthetic dust control fluid for tough mining dust control projects.
Durasoil is a unique and effective dust suppressant that is environmentally friendly and provides quality performance for extended periods of time with its unique, self-healing and re-workable properties. The colorless and odorless solution works to “wet out” any soil or aggregate to reduce airborne dust in underground mining operations.
Another Soilworks product with a dependable reputation amongst the mining industry is Gorilla-Snot, a value-engineered liquid copolymer that is eco-safe, biodegradable and used to control dust and erosion on mine tailings impoundments.
Mining professionals trust Gorilla-Snot to provide quality dust control and soil stabilization that does not rinse away with rain, affect flotation recovery processes or harm soils.
How Our Products Help the Mining Industry
An excess amount of dust and debris is produced as a result of daily mining operations, but Soilworks has created a flagship line of eco-friendly solutions to help keep harmful dust at bay.
Chad Falkenberg is the founder, chairman and CEO of Soilworks, the world’s leading provider of dust control and soil stabilization solutions. Falkenberg founded Soilworks on strict philosophy of establishing the industry’s standards for superior performance, accountability and environmental stewardship.