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
On March 25, 2016, OSHA published the long-awaited respirable crystalline silica rule, which the agency says will affect 2 million construction workers who drill, cut, crush or grind silica-containing materials such as concrete and stone, and [continue reading] OSHA’s Silica Rule Compliance in 3 Easy Steps
Jacksonville, April 13, 2018 — Sy-Klone International, a worldwide leader in the design and production of precleaning systems (powered and non-powered) used on HVAC units and engines, has received an Environmental Impact Award from Pratt Industries for using 100% recycled packaging boxes and creating a positive impact on our global environment. [continue reading] Sy-Klone International Receives Environmental Impact Award
Sy-Klone International is featured in the February 2018 Construction in Focus magazine. The article focuses on Sy-Klone’s efforts to bring clean air to engines and humans through its innovative technologies
This video was taken during -22°F snowy weather. Note that during the Winter snow season we recommend dropping the prescreen down the pipe to allow the snow to process through the precleaner and avoid build-up on the prescreen (reattaching the prescreen in the Spring). [continue reading] The Series 9000 Solution For Your Snow Problem!
The 836K compactor showed amazing results after the installation of the XLR Powered Precleaner. A 16x filter life increase was achieved after installation.
- Location: Topeka, Kansas
- Machine: Caterpillar 836K Compactor
- Environment: Landfill
- Results: Filter life was increased 16x more than the filter life without the XLRs.
Sy-Klone International is gearing up for an exciting trade show–the American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 21-23. [continue reading] Sy-Klone to Exhibit at AIHce 2018 in Philadelphia in May
As of October 23, 2017, The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is now fully enforcing finalized provisions of the silica rule for the construction industry. Employers are now required to limit access to high exposure areas, provide training, provide respiratory protection when controls are not enough to limit exposure, provide written exposure control plans, and measure exposures in some cases.
[continue reading] Silica Rule Enforcement Has Begun