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Silica Dust: Understanding the Safe Harbor Provision for Construction

September 27, 2016   9:00 am
Construction Site
As you’re probably aware if you’re in the construction industry, the new permissible exposure level (PEL) for silica dust is a mere 20% of the previous one. In addition to this much stricter requirement, OSHA’s silica dust rule also requires employers to implement many new practices. These include engineering controls and housekeeping, as well as sampling and […] Read More   >

Engineering Controls and Housekeeping Practices to Reduce Silica Dust Levels

September 26, 2016   12:40 pm
Construction - Cutting
OSHA’s new silica dust rule sets very strict standards for exposure — a limit of 50 micrograms of respirable crystalline silica per cubic meter of air, averaged over an eight-hour day. For reference, 50 micrograms has roughly the same mass as a fly’s wing. (If you’re into stats like that, here’s another one: a human […] Read More   >

Myth Busters: Certified Vacuums and NFPA Standards

September 19, 2016   10:35 am
Nilfisk’s Myth Buster series continues here with understanding Certified Vacuums and NFPA Standards. View the video here! _____________________ Myth: My facility is not a hazardous or classified environment so I don’t need certified or NFPA-compliant vacuums. Fact: Your vacuum requirements are dictated by the type and amount of dust you collect – not by the environment […] Read More   >

Visit Nilfisk Industrial Vacuums Booth NC-309 at IMTS 2016

September 12, 2016   8:53 am
Nilfisk Industrial Vacuums kicks off the fall trade show season this week in the Windy City! Stop by booth NC-309 at the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) to learn about our complete line of industrial vacuum solutions for shop maintenance, metalworking processing and combustible dust. Can’t make it to the show? Visit for more information. Read More   >

Nilfisk Introduces an Integrated Immersion Separator for Safe Collection of Combustible Metal Dusts

September 8, 2016   6:47 am
With the importance of compliant collection of combustible dusts on the rise, Nilfisk introduces an integrated immersion separator for the safe collection of combustible metal dusts. Compliant with NFPA 484, the separator is certified to safely collect and render Group E metal dusts, such as aluminum, magnesium and other commercial alloys, in a water or […] Read More   >
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