Silica Dust Control

Your resource for becoming OSHA compliant.

To better control this deadly dust, OSHA updated its crystalline silica exposure limit, making compliance much more difficult. Below you'll find articles that explain the ins and outs of the new rules, the best silica dust control methods, and what you need to do to become compliant.

Silica Dust
Exposure Risks

New Dust

Silica dust made at the time of cutting, grinding, crushing, or drilling

Dust Buildup

Silica dust that has built up over time and now covers the job site

Airborne Dust

Uncollected “new dust” or agitated “built-up” dust that is now suspended in the air

The Equipment
You Need


The first line of defense against silica dust exposure. Attach a HEPA shop vac directly to your power tool.

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For larger jobs. Available in mobile and stationary units, these vacuums will clean up both built-up and new dust.

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Portable and stationary industrial dust collector and ventilation systems to remove remaining airborne silica dust.

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