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
Sy-Klone International announces its compliance with California’s Proposition 65 through the placement of statutory “warning labels” on its products and packaging. [continue reading] Sy-Klone Complies to California Proposition 65
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
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
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
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.
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