Dustless Technologies leads off in Tom Hammel’s article, “Vacuum & Dust Collection: No More Excuses, It’s Compliance Time for Contractors” in the August-September 2018 edition of Contractor Supply Magazine. Make compliance easier with our Interactive OSHA Silica Rule Compliance Tool and check out the tools mentioned in the article at the links below and at Dustlesstools.com.
From the article:
OSHA compliance is now the law of the land and you can bet inspectors will be on full alert for contractors who have not gotten with the dust containment program yet. Fortunately, these leading manufacturers are here with compliant solutions for virtually every dust-generating application. If you have these, you can breath easy.
You’re doing what you do best – building, renovating and creating. You have all the right equipment, including a vacuum and dust collection shrouds to cut down on cleanup and respiratory problems years down the road. You look at your trusty vacuum and notice a cloud of dust hovering over it and you realize it is no longer the faithful helper you had thought.
“As government regulations like OSHA’s Silica Rule, the EPA’s lead paint remediation rules (RRP), and public awareness of the dangers of respirable dust have grown, the shortcomings of traditional shop vacuums have become more apparent,” says Brent Wilson, product manager for Dustless Technologies. “More and more, contractors are being required to use vacuums with efficient filtration and filter cleaning mechanisms. Working with these hazardous materials requires more than your run-of-the-mill shop vacuum.
The problem is that all dust collectors are not created equal and upgrading your filter doesn’t guarantee that the finest, most dangerous dust will stay inside your vacuum. Dust-laden air will always follow the path of least resistance, bypassing the filter if the vacuum is not fully sealed. This creates a more hazardous condition as the vacuum spreads the finest, most dangerous dust throughout the workspace. To fully contain this dust, a vacuum must be designed from the bottom up for full containment.
‘Dustless Technologies’ name says it all,” Wilson states. “We have been innovating dustless solutions for more than 30 years, building and designing some of the most durable and truly dustless vacuums and collection shrouds on the market. We developed certified HEPA vacuums with filter cleaning mechanisms long before it was required. From our flagship HEPA wet + dry Dustless vac to our industrial-grade Dust Droids, our Silica Rule and EPA RRP-compliant vacuums keep dust where it belongs – in the vacuum.”
See the original article in the August-September 2018 edition of Contractor Supply Magazine.
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