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5 FACTS ON OUR SMALL SHOP CYCLONE DUST COLLECTOR

Before OSHA’s updated silica dust standard, contractors were not forced to comply with specific cleaning requirements and preventative measures that aided in protecting worker health. To meet this standard, dust clean-up has become a key control method to help reduce the build-up of dust on surfaces within the work area and the workers’ breathing zone.… Read more »

PERMISSIBLE EXPOSURE LIMITS (PEL): WHAT IS IT AND HOW YOU COMPLY

Outlining what permissible exposure limits (PELs) are to OSHA is vastly difficult, as not all of them have fully been identified. New chemicals are integrated in the workplace each and every day. These chemicals pose hazards not identified for days, months, or sometimes years. It is virtually impossible to fully understand all the hazards present… Read more »

WHAT TYPE OF DUST IS LINGERING AROUND YOUR WORKPLACE?

It is believed that dust is dust, and all dust can be treated the same – this is false. While dust is a universal term used by numerous industries, the types of dust produced within these industries range in particle size, exposure limits, and collection machine suggestion. Understanding the types of dust lingering around your… Read more »

THE BENEFITS OF PORTABLE DUST CONTROL SYSTEMS

The importance of air quality at any job site should never be underestimated. While providing a trade service might be your company’s main priority, the health of your employees can stand in the way of your success. OSHA continues to modify and update its regulations to make sure industrial and construction workers alike are protected.… Read more »

BENEFITS OF INDUSTRIAL DUST COLLECTORS

Industries must be conscientious of what is lurking in the air workers are breathing. Therefore, industrial dust collection systems are used in most industries to filter out unwanted dust, dirt, gas, debris, and other hazardous substances. Benefits of collectors include increasing manufacturing efficiencies, providing clean and safe environments for workers, handling challenging particulate and fitting… Read more »

WHY CHOOSE INDUSTRIAL VACUUM OVER OUR COMPETITORS

Our Hurricane™ line of Industrial Vacuum is offered in a variety of styles, including trailer mounted and skid mounted vacuums. We are committed to providing quality, high-production vacuums through our process of manufacturing, designing, building, and testing each vacuum to exceed standards set. While we only outline 20 reasons to choose our line of industrial vacuums over our competitors… Read more »

SILICA DUST PREVENTION: CONSTRUCTION DUST CONTROL METHODS FOR MASONS

There are numerous job tasks and functions throughout the construction industry that are notorious for producing massive amounts of dust. Typically these jobs involve grinding, sawing, drilling, and chiseling. For masons, the danger comes from operating on stone and concrete materials such as brick, asphalt, and mortar that contain concentrated amounts of crystalline silica. When… Read more »

CONTROLLING CONCRETE DUST WITH INDUSTRIAL VACUUM SYSTEMS

Concrete grinding, drilling, sawing, and demolition projects regularly produce unhealthy and dangerous amounts of construction dust. These functions are often used on materials including concrete, brick, mortar, and stone, all of which contain concentrated amounts of crystalline silica. In concentrated form crystalline silica poses little to no risk to worker health, however, once ground or… Read more »

HOW DOES A HURRICANE WORK?

The Hurricane™ Vacuum works differently than your household vacuum which commonly uses a bag to collect vacuumed debris. All Hurricanes™ have a three-stage filtration system Stage 1: The vacuumed material is pulled through the vacuum line by the air that is drawn through the vacuum pump. This air pulls the material toward the vacuum and… Read more »

THE DUSTY DANGERS OF CONCRETE CUTTING & GRINDING

Concrete cutting and concrete grinding are very dusty jobs in the construction industry, both posing a serious health risk to masons. Masonry blocks, bricks, and concrete slabs contain concentrated amounts of crystalline silica. When these materials are dry-cut they release silica-containing dust into the workers’ breathing zone. Regular exposure to this hazardous dust can lead… Read more »