Silica Rule Enforcement Has Begun

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.
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OSHA Fines and Silica Litigation: A Three-step Preventative Solution

On March 25, 2016, OSHA published the long-awaited respirable crystalline silica rule, which the agency says will affect 2 million construction workers and 300,000 workers in general industry operations. Workplace exposure accounts for almost all health problems tied to silica exposure. Any job that involves chipping, cutting, grinding, or drilling rock poses a danger of inhaling silica dust. Employees can also be exposed to silica dust when working with products that contain silica. [continue reading] OSHA Fines and Silica Litigation: A Three-step Preventative Solution

Sy-Klone® Introduces the RESPA®-CF2

        Jacksonville, FL—February 15, 2017—Sy-Klone International announces the immediate release of the RESPA®-CF2, the most advanced Cab Air Quality System, delivering a powered precleaner, filter, and pressurizer in one compact, customizable unit. This latest innovation from Sy-Klone International offers the highest quality of filtration and pressurization at the lowest cost. [continue reading] Sy-Klone® Introduces the RESPA®-CF2

Case Study: RESPA-CF and CFX on Quebec Crusher Cab

Summary:
RESPA®-CF Vortex HyperFLOW Fresh Air system with Electronic Pressure Monitor and RESPA®-CFX Recirculated Air system were installed. Results after 1,120 hours: no HVAC breakdowns or clean outs, air quality dramatically improved. The operator was very happy with the improved air quality in the cab. [continue reading] Case Study: RESPA-CF and CFX on Quebec Crusher Cab

NIOSH Reports on The Effectiveness of Several Enclosed Cab Filters and Systems for Reducing DPM

Read the NIOSH white paper:

The Effectiveness of Several Enclosed Cab Filters and Systems for Reducing Diesel Particulate Matter
by James Noll, Andrew Cecala, John Organiscak

Summary:
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has researched filtration methods for effectively removing Diesel Particulate Matter (unburned diesel fuel) and Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) from the air in an enclosed operator cab. [continue reading] NIOSH Reports on The Effectiveness of Several Enclosed Cab Filters and Systems for Reducing DPM

   

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