Silica Dust Extraction Solutions
The New OSHA Respirable Crystalline Silica Dust Regulations Explained
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administrations, over two million construction workers a year are exposed to crystalline silica dust. Found in materials like concrete, tile, rock, stone and brick, exposure to silica dust can be a major cause of a fatal lung cancer known as silicosis.
Starting September 23, 2017, the OSHA regulation on respirable crystalline silica dust (29 CFR 1926.1153) will be enforced for construction trades. This regulations reduces the Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) to 50 μg/m³ over an 8 hour period and will affect jobsites nationwide.
Milwaukee offers a full range of dust extraction solutions to allow users to be compliant with the regulation when using rotary hammers and grinders for the most common silica-producing applications.
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