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OSHA’s Silica Dust Rule: How Vacuum Filtration Helps You Protect Your Workers and Stay Compliant

August 26, 2016   3:24 pm
OSHA’s new silica dust rule sets a very strict standard for workers’ exposure to silica dust. The new permissible exposure level (PEL) is lower than the previous one. For general industry and maritime, the PEL has been cut in half. For the construction industry, which accounts for the vast majority of workers exposed to silica […] Read More   >

Quick Facts About Electrical Fire Hazards

August 24, 2016   9:00 am
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This article is Part 5 of our “Quick Facts About Fire Hazards” series. Check out the other posts on combustible dust, hot work, flammable and combustible liquids and gases, and equipment and machinery hazards. Anywhere electrical wires exist, so does an electrical fire hazard. According to Electrical Contractor Magazine, 22% of workplace fires stem from […] Read More   >

Combustible Dust Laws in Canada (Updated)

August 19, 2016   9:00 am
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What the Laws in Canada Require you to do about Combustible Dust. Read More   >

Coffee Bean and Dust Collection with Class II, Division 2 Vacuum

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Our newest cleaning challenge features the VHS 110, Class II, Division 2 vacuum collecting coffee beans and potentially combustible coffee dust. This specific application demo involves a filtered pre-separator enabling much higher collection capacity while maintaining the required suction power. The VHS 110, Class II, Division 2 vacuum complies with NFPA 652 housekeeping recommendations for the […] Read More   >

Silica Dust at a Glance: Answers to 7 FAQ About OSHA’s New Rule

August 18, 2016   9:17 am
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Updated in April 2017, to reflect a 3-month delay in the enforcement of the rule for the construction industry. In March of this year, OSHA announced a new final rule to protect workers exposed to silica dust. As this is the first time silica regulations have been updated since 1971, the new ruling has thrown […] Read More   >
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