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OSHA PEL exposure silica dust

What is Silicosis and How is it Contracted?

Few people really enjoy it when the government expands regulations. While there’s certainly been a lot of focus on silica dust regulation updates, we haven’t spent much time looking at the rationale behind it. Namely, the silicosis OSHA is trying to prevent construction Pros from suffering later in life. We go over just what is […]

Bosch Table 1 Compliance for OSHA Silica Dust Regulations

OSHA Table 1 Compliance for Silica Dust Regulations

Back in early 2017, OSHA announced new silica dust regulations and Bosch was the first company to proactively contact us to start the push toward education before the September 23rd deadline. That date has come and gone, but there’s still plenty of confusion running around about what you need and what you don’t. To help, […]

Maintaining Good End To End Silica Dust Management 09

Maintaining Good End to End Silica Dust Management

Good end to end silica dust management starts with a solid plan and making sure your crew knows how to use the products that keep you compliant with OSHA’s 50-microgram PEL. Fortunately, some manufacturers are making it easier with websites dedicated to Table 1 compliance. How to Use Table 1 for Silica Dust Management There […]

Makita 11/16" AVT Rotary Hammer

Makita 11/16″ AVT Rotary Hammer AWS Ready XRH12TW

If you’re involved in those smaller concrete drilling jobs, the Makita 11/16″ AVT Rotary Hammer is among the most comprehensive light concrete drilling tools. It’s small, light, cordless, and OSHA Table 1 compliant. Makita 11/16″ AVT Rotary Hammer Feature Set Table 1 Compliant The Makita XRH12TW rotary hammer includes a dust extractor with HEPA filtration. That’ll keep […]

Bosch HDC250 Core Bit Dust Collection Attachment

Bosch HDC250 Core Bit Dust Collection Attachment

One of our favorite concrete accessories is Bosch’s HDC200. It’s an adapter for your dust extractor to collect concrete dust as it exits the hole when you’re using a rotary hammer. The fact that it works with anyone’s rotary hammers and bits means we don’t have to carry a bunch of tool-specific collection devices. The […]

Bosch Dust Shroud HDC200

Bosch Dust Shroud HDC200 for Table 1 Compliance

Still have a little too much concrete dust floating around your job site? If you happen to drill a lot of concrete, Bosch has a simple solution to avoid getting yet another fine. The Bosch dust shroud, model HDC200, collects dust from around the drill bit as you work. It accommodates a wide range of […]

Makita EK7651H 4-Stroke Power Cutter Pull Start

Makita OSHA Compliant Silica Dust Solutions

For those of you sweating the new OSHA regulations regarding silica dust, Makita might be your best friend when looking for tool setups that meet the new guidelines. In anticipation of the new standards, Makita has been busy manufacturing dust extractors, HEPA filters, dust shrouds, and vacuums to work with their line of tools. So, […]

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Best OSHA-Compliant Dust Extractor Shootout

Makita VC4710 Dust Extractor Review

If you’ve been picking up what OSHA has been laying down lately, then you’re probably already aware that the watchdog agency has implemented new guidelines regarding acceptable exposure limits to silica dust. While these new requirements can affect the designs of a good many tools used in masonry applications, dust extraction seems like a particularly affected […]