You’ve probably been hearing a lot about crystalline silica recently…. with the new updates from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) it has been all the buzz in the industry. These fine particles have been making waves in the compliance arena and for good reasons. The health impacts are significant and the awareness of this topic has been much needed.
Crystalline silica is a mineral found in; sand, stone, rock, concrete, brick, and mortar. Workers often come into contact with this crystalline silica when they cut, saw, drill or grind these materials. While this may just seem like a normal dust at first, it is not. This dust and fine particles can settle into your lungs causing illnesses such as lung disease or cancer, kidney disease and silicosis – a lung disease that occurs when silica particles create scarring in your lungs over time.
Sounds scary? Don’t worry we’ve got you covered.
No, we’re not trying to prep you for the upcoming Halloween festivities. This topic can be very serious and even scary to think about, but that is also why it is so important.
At IBT it is our goal to always be on the cusp of new technology and safety standards. This is no exception. Respirable crystalline silica can cause serious health risks and problems. Thankfully, we work with the best suppliers, like DeWalt to offer you the best tools in the industry to protect your workers and stay compliant with changing standards. Their Dust Solutions line is an impressive first line of defense in your fight against respirable crystalline silica.
A safe solution for every need
With DeWalt’s new OSHA compliant Dust Solutions line, you can be sure to protect your workers from all possible avenues of silica exposure. DeWalt has worked to match and meet the OSHA compliance standards by ensuring their tools have filter cleaning mechanisms, HEPA filters and by offering commercially available shrouds.
Yup, that’s right! We kind of like you.
The safety of your workers and the efficiency of your business is a passion of ours at IBT. We love helping you AND keeping your team safe! We want to make things as easy as possible for you which is why we work with DeWalt to provide all of their many Dust Solutions options. Working with our industry-respected suppliers like DeWalt allows us at IBT to be your “one-stop-shop” for all your compliance and safety needs.
DeWalt’s Dust Extractors have been designed to provide the specific OSHA recommended airflow for drilling, grinding and hammering and with their extensive line of accessories and compatible tools you will be sure to find a solution that meets your specific jobsite needs.
Staying safe and compliant is a must-have for your business. With DeWalt’s complete line of OSHA compliant tools, accessories, and Dust Extractors; DeWalt and IBT together make staying compliant simple and easy.
Not sure you are in compliance?
Compliance isn’t just about checking boxes, it is about saving lives and keeping American workers safe and healthy. Compliance can also have a big impact on your business and pocketbook. If you’re unsure what steps you should be taking, you could be putting your company at risk.
No worries, at IBT we have your back!
Frustrated on what steps to take to be compliant?
Check out our New OSHA Silica Standard & Your Business page, and request a FREE consultation today!