What’s going on at Soilworks
The Obama administration recently issued a new rule to limit silica dust exposure as a component to their workplace health and safety initiatives. The Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule will affect millions within the construction, fracking and maritime industries.
The War on Silica Dust
Crystalline silica is classified as a human lung carcinogen, and long-term exposure to silica dust can result in silicosis, a dangerous lung disease that accounts for more than 100 deaths each year in the United States.
Under the new regulation, permissible exposure limits (PEL) are cut to 50 micrograms per cubic meter during an eight-hour work shift, an 80% cut from the original 250 micrograms.
In order to maintain compliance with the new regulation, employers are forced to keep construction dust to a minimum.
Soilworks Keeps Construction Dust Down
Neglecting to control dust on construction worksites can cause hazardous working conditions and serious respiratory problems for workers. Soilworks’ leading products Durasoil and Soiltac are extremely durable, convenient to use and trusted by construction companies around the world to control dust and stabilize soil.
Our construction specialists can recommend a solution that makes sense for your specific challenges and objectives. Call us today at (800) 545-5420 to talk to our specialists about your dust control needs.
Chad Falkenberg is the founder, chairman and CEO of Soilworks, the world’s leading provider of dust control and soil stabilization solutions. Falkenberg founded Soilworks on strict philosophy of establishing the industry’s standards for superior performance, accountability and environmental stewardship.