May 1, 2020 — Over the last several weeks, as the COVID-19 situation has impacted everyone profoundly, we at Sy-Klone International are grateful for the health and safety of our employees, the commitment and resilience of our suppliers, and the close business relationships with our customers. We look forward to brighter days ahead, where our communities methodically restore healthy activities and our collective businesses regain lost momentum. Meanwhile, Sy-Klone has been carefully navigating the impacts of this situation to ensure safety, supply, production, and delivery of products globally.
Sy-Klone EVP Jeff Moredock was interviewed by Construction & Demolition Recycling about the importance of cab air quality and the ISO Standard 23875 being developed to address this issue.
Sy-Klone and Roberto Draganic of Climatrans were featured in Rock Road Recycle magazine! Read about the challenges faced in the aggregate industry, and how RESPA® can be a solution. [continue reading] Rock Road Recycle Magazine Features Sy-Klone’s RESPA
Poor air quality in the cab can cause many problems, from loss of productivity due to operator discomfort, all the way to shortening an operator’s life due to lower lung disease from excessive particulate exposure. Climbing CO2 levels can cause a dangerous lack of operator clarity or even death due to accident. RESPA® addresses all these issues, and our simple animated video makes it easy to understand. [continue reading] Why You Need RESPA – New Animated Video
Meeting the OSHA Silica Rule requirements has always been important because of the known protection to worker health. But if that was not enough to encourage compliance, maybe the new higher penalties will be. [continue reading] OSHA Raises Safety Violation Penalties
In April 2018, the European Commission proposed new workplace exposure limits for five cancer-causing chemicals, in addition to the 21 substances that have already been limited or proposed to be limited. These include cadmium, beryllium, and formaldehyde. [continue reading] Protecting Workers is a Worldwide Concern; Sy-Klone can Help
This article contains material excerpted from the “AIOH Position Paper: Respirable Silica and Occupational Health Issues” published by the Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists, Inc. [continue reading] About Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS), How it Kills, and How to Control It
When permissible exposure limits (PELs) are exceeded, companies can face heavy fines. Thankfully, Sy-Klone offers the RESPA® Series products that have proven case studies to show their effectiveness in reducing exposure, thus helping to reduce fines. [continue reading] MSHA Enforcement: RESPA® saves Underground Silica Mine Thousands in MSHA FINES
OSHA is about to enforce requirements to limit exposure to Beryllium on job sites and for a good reason–It is deadly. We’ve heard a lot about the new Silica Rule, but knowing the facts about beryllium is just as important. OSHA estimates that around 11,500 construction workers are exposed to beryllium on job sites throughout the country, mostly through coal slag, which is commonly used in abrasive sandblasting. Like other respirable particulates found in construction, beryllium has been linked to a lung disease, specifically chronic beryllium disease. The disease kills around 100 people each year. [continue reading] 16 Facts about Beryllium and Why You Should Care