Nanozen is a Canadian Controlled Private Corporation headquartered in Vancouver BC. Nanozen designs, develops, markets, sells, and supports the worlds best product line of Wearable Industrial Dust Monitors called DustCount.
110,000 workers died from dust inhalation in 2016, it is the leading killer of workers in the world today, as much as all other causes combined.
Many industrial processes generate microscopic invisible dust in the air from grinding, sanding, drilling, crushing, polishing and pouring. This dust collects in the lungs and can not be removed and leads to lung cancer, emphasyma, and COPD. THe smallest particles go through the air sacs in the lungs and enter the bloodstream and cause liver, brain and kidney damage and cancer.
Nanozen has created a compact, accurate, and powerful laser-based Optical Particle Counter that provides the worker, the Industrial Hygeinist and the Safety officer real-time data and alarms about the air the worker is breathing. The device can also be controlled and its data gathered in real-time over wireless from a PC/Mac or Smartphone/Tablet making it an ideal fit for Industry 4.0 Digital mine, and HSE 4.0.
With this information available the Industrial Hygeinist and Health&Safety Office are able to monitor the workers inhalation of dust during a task or the work shift and take steps to protect the worker through engineered mitigation, removal of the worker from the job site, or by having the worker don their mask for maximum protection from these dangerous particles.
Most countries in the world today have strict standards for how much dust a worker can inhale in a short term and over a work shift and if the company is caught exceeding the guidelines they are subject to large fines. Today's techniques to monitor the air are inadequate and inneffective to protect the worker and hence many workers are over-exposed on a daily basis.
Nanozen sells its product today to mines, factories, processing plants, foundries, construction activities, and oil & gas companies as well as to government and private inspectors in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia.