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March 19, 2020

OSHA’s Revised National Emphasis Program for Respirable Crystalline Silica

Last month, OSHA established a revised National Emphasis Program (NEP) to reduce occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica in g…

Hazardous Dust Health and Safety
August 12, 2019

The Silica Standard’s “Restricted Access Area” Requirement: Explained

This post originally appeared on the TriMedia blog. The language used in regulations isn’t always straightforward, and while OSH…

Hazardous Dust Health and Safety
June 26, 2019

Top 11 Floor Cleaning Solutions for Silica Dust Applications

Last year, the silica dust rules for general industry and maritime as well as construction went into enforcement. As you know, compliance re…

Hazardous Dust Product Info
April 05, 2019

EHS Today FAQ: A Quick Guide to Safely Collect Silica Dust at your Facility

The latest issue of EHS Today features Nilfisk on the most commonly asked questions and answers regarding silica dust, along with a review o…

Hazardous Dust
March 26, 2019

New Study Finds Silica Exposure Among Construction Workers at up to 10x the PEL

With OSHA’s recent silica dust rule significantly reducing the permissible exposure limit (PEL) for silica dust, some groups have been worki…

Hazardous Dust Health and Safety
January 04, 2019

Silica, OSHA, Combustible Dust: Our Top 5 Articles of 2018

Happy New Year! 2018 was an eventful year, especially in the regulatory arena. In particular, OSHA’s new silica dust rule drastically reduce…

Combustible Dust Hazardous Dust Health and Safety
November 15, 2018

Does Your Industrial Sweeper Need a HEPA Filter Under OSHA’s New Silica Dust Rule?

This is one of the most common questions we get about OSHA’s new silica dust rule. The short answer is: No, as long as you follow the other…

Hazardous Dust Health and Safety
October 02, 2018

Silica Dust Compliance: Has Your Insurance Company Come Knocking Yet?

We’ve written a lot about OSHA’s new silica dust rule. For the most part, we’ve focused on how you can prepare for the inevitable time when…

Hazardous Dust Health and Safety
June 07, 2018

Silica Dust Compliance for General Industry Q&A

The silica dust compliance deadline for general industry is coming up fast. To help companies meet this deadline, we recently hosted a webin…

Hazardous Dust Health and Safety
April 28, 2018

A Quick Overview of OSHA's Silica Dust Rule for General Industry and Maritime

Enforcement for OSHA’s new silica dust rule for general industry and maritime begins on June 23, 2018. Here’s a brief overview of the standa…

Hazardous Dust Health and Safety
April 23, 2018

Housekeeping Under OSHA’s New Beryllium Rule

Updated following OSHA issuing a new Direct Final Rule (DFR) on May 4. As we head toward the enforcement date for OSHA’s new beryllium ru…

Hazardous Dust Health and Safety
April 20, 2018

Beryllium and Worker Safety: What You Need to Know About OSHA’s New Rule

On May 11, OSHA’s new beryllium standard for general industry comes into enforcement, as do parts of the beryllium standards for constructio…

Hazardous Dust Health and Safety
March 15, 2018

Quick Answers to 10 Common Questions About Dust Containment Systems

Dust containment systems for pharmaceutical manufacturing are fairly new. When we launched our newest dust containment system in 2016, it wa…

Hazardous Dust Pharmaceutical / Cleanrooms
March 08, 2018

4 Advantages of Dust Containment Systems for Solid Dose Manufacturing

As the potency and toxicity of APIs increases, so do the requirements for the equipment used in pharmaceutical manufacturing. In particular,…

Hazardous Dust Pharmaceutical / Cleanrooms
September 25, 2017

Enforcement Has Begun for OSHA’s Silica Dust Rule. Are You Compliant?

After several delays, OSHA’s new silica dust standard became enforceable on September 23. But, there’s a caveat, at least for the constructi…

Hazardous Dust Health and Safety
May 17, 2017

Q&A: Silica Dust Compliance for the Construction Industry

We recently hosted a free webinar on silica dust to help construction industry professionals understand the requirements and provisions of O…

Hazardous Dust
April 25, 2017

5 Hazardous Dusts Commonly Found in Composites Manufacturing

Dust is everywhere in composites manufacturing. If it’s not controlled, that dust can easily find its way into your eyes and lungs, causing…

Composites Manufacturing Hazardous Dust