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WORKPLACE SAFETY: PROTECTION FROM BERYLLIUM EXPOSURE

Beryllium exposure is linked to several health risks – risks that can be prevented. Becoming familiar with the different diseases associated with beryllium dust, the best practices when working with beryllium and informing your employees of these risks can protect everyone. To help, we created the helpful poster below. Download it, print it out, and place it… Read more »

USE OUR PDC-2500 RENTAL FOR YOUR PROJECTS JOBSITE DUST COLLECTION SYSTEM

As an industrial equipment rental company, we service various types of clients and industries. Because we must service various types of clients and systems, we have so many systems to choose from. As our dust collection equipment production continues to grow, we find that more and more of our customers need tailor-made solutions. These tailor-made… Read more »

WORKPLACE SAFETY: BERYLLIUM PROTECTION

While the dangers of beryllium have been known for several years, the permissible exposure limit was left untouched until recently when OSHA realized the limit was ineffective. Workers continued to suffer from too much beryllium exposure and it was deemed that the current plan was outdated. With the release of OSHA’s final beryllium rule, foundries are… Read more »

OSHA’S CRYSTALLINE SILICA DUST STANDARD & HOW YOU CAN REMAIN COMPLIANT IN 2021

Back in 2017, OSHA took a stand and mandated safety precautions be taken to cut the effect of crystalline silica dust on workers. Evidence shows that workers who expose themselves to crystalline silica dust for prolonged periods of time are more prone to lung, kidney, and even various cancer diseases. There are now 2 million workers… Read more »

IS YOUR MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN NEED OF AN INDUSTRIAL DUST COLLECTION SYSTEM?

The title manufacturing facility encompasses a broad range of industries that do a range of operations. Which leads to the question, does your industry fall under a manufacturing facility, should you be implementing a dust collection system in your industry, how will a dust collection system help you in your industry, and what is OSHA’s standard suggesting… Read more »

PLUGGING ABANDONED OIL & GAS WELLS: THE EFFECT ON THE FRAC TANK CLEANING INDUSTRY

New Legislation Brings More Funding In 2021,  the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) was signed into law. With this, federal funding for plugging, remediating, and restoring orphan oil and gas sites will hopefully increase. The IIJA was released just before the updated IOGCC report. The IOGCC confirms in the updated report that this legislation… Read more »

DO YOU NEED A 20,000 CFM VERTICAL DUST COLLECTOR?

Ever since OSHA updated its silica dust standard, our focus has been identifying new and efficient ways to protect the health of our client’s workers. Our clients are consistently asking “do I need a dust collector?”, to which we discuss how air control is important in the future and right now. We continually make it… Read more »

HOW EXPOSURE TO SILICA DUST & THE PEL COMPLIANCE CAN AFFECT YOUR WORKERS

When it comes to dust exposure, specifically exposure to silica dust, there is an increased risk for specific illnesses. These illnesses will affect each worker differently but have the potential to affect nasal passage, the esophagus, the lungs, aplastic anemia, the kidney, stomach, blood/blood-forming organs, and varying bones. Each of these organs is at risk depending… Read more »

THE HAZARDS OF LASER CUTTING WITHOUT FUME EXTRACTORS

A lasers operation process is achieved by directing the output of a high-powered laser through optics. This laser beam will melt or burn the material in which it is directed at. Lasers have various capabilities when it comes to precision, materials, and type of cut. While lasers remain one of the most beneficial machines for… Read more »

WHAT PEL SUBSTANCES ARE IN YOUR INDUSTRY?

As stated in our last blog, permissible exposure limits (PELs) are toxic substances that can create adverse health effects on anyone exposed to the substance for longer than the suggested permissible exposure limit standard. OSHA outlines three industries specifically, and the types of PEL hazards are present within those industries. Below, the general industry, shipyard… Read more »