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.

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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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Man Welding with Sparks Flying onto his Mask
HEPA Filtration Info Graphic
Drum Top Vacuums - Pneumatic and Electric
Man Sawing a Wall with Dust Coming Off
hepa filter
warehouse with dust
Silica Dust Going Throughout the Air
beryllium exposure health risks infographic
Industrial Vacuums VS Dust Collectors for Beryllium in Foundries infographic
man working using beryllium protection
metling metal process for beryllium
foundry workplace
boat docking
construction site workers
metal cutting with sparks
construction site with trucks
concrete mixer close up
Construction Dust Control
Concrete Grinder with Vacuum Attachment
Concrete Cutting
Safety in Construction Industry
Three steps to OSHA compliance
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Four questions about crystalline silica
protective gear
Workplace safety infographic
boiler in foundry factory
elevator shaft construction
tunnel construction
OSHA Silica Standard
Silica Dust Control
Silica Dust Exposure in Foundries
Silica Dust Collection System
Controlling Silica Dust