Silica Dust Safety

As of September 2017, OSHA implemented the Final Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica. Per OSHA, this rule creates new standards for going dustless in the construction industry. By requiring an operation of engineering controls, this regulation will help prevent workers from breathing silica dust.

Respirable crystalline silica compliance

Compliance for the construction industry is effective September 23, 2017, and Sunbelt Rentals can help you prepare. Our extended line of dustless solutions not only creates a safer work environment, but is easy to use, increasing the overall efficiency by reducing cleaning time. By going dustless, you will have a safer work environment for your team members, you will be able to maximize productivity, and you will be able to reduce cleaning time. Per OSHA, the following activities cause exposure to respirable crystalline silica dust:

  • Abrasive blasting with sand
  • Sawing brick
  • Sawing concrete
  • Sanding concrete walls
  • Drilling into concrete walls
  • Grinding mortar
  • Cutting stone
  • Crushing stone
  • Manufacturing ceramic products
  • Manufacturing concrete blocks
  • Manufacturing brick
  • Manufacturing stone countertops

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