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. Did you know removing silica from the lungs is not possible, because once crystalline silica dust is airborne and inhaled it has a lethal effect? Learn about the three ways OSHA suggests controlling and removing silica dust particulates your employees are exposed to in our blog: How Exposure To Silica Dust & The Pel Compliance Can Affect Your Workers.
Below you’ll find additional 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
THE THREE MACHINES YOU NEED TO BE OSHA COMPLIANT
So now you’re aware of OSHA’s more stringent regulations on silica dust exposure, you’ve tested the job sites in question, you’ve discovered that the levels of airborne silica dust don’t meet the new standard, and now you need to do something about it. There’s good news and bad news.
HEPA SHOP VACUUMS
The first line of defense against silica dust exposure. Attach a HEPA shop vac directly to your power tool.
For larger jobs. Available in mobile and stationary units, these vacuums will clean up both built-up and new dust.
Portable and stationary industrial dust collector and ventilation systems to remove remaining airborne silica dust.
The Equipment You Need
Vactagon HEPA Shop Vacuums
Vactagon’s industrial shop vacuum systems are powerful, yet compact enough to be adaptable to any application.View Vactagon Vacuums
We manufacture our Hurricane™ line of Industrial Vacuum loaders and dust collection equipment for a variety of industries including abrasive blast recovery, roof rock removal, hazardous waste removal, steel mills and shipyards. We offer a variety of styles, including trailer mounted and skid mounted vacuums.View Industrial Vacuums
Designed for superior performance and available in sizes between 2,000 and 60,000 CFM, the Filt Aire™ series is among the most versatile, powerful and rugged industrial dust collection systems around.View Dust Collectors
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Committed to providing quality, high-production vacuums and service from our new 50,000 square-foot Wisconsin manufacturing facility, we design, build and field test every Industrial Vacuum machine to exceed the most stringent quality standards.View All Industrial Vacuums