Silica

Silica Part IV: Time

In part I of this series on silica dust and the OSHA PEL, we described what a permissible exposure limit (PEL) is and the three factors that make up the OSHA PEL: air, dust and time. We also learned that exposure is calculated in terms of micrograms per cubic meter (μg/m3), and we interpreted the current OSHA PEL as 50μg/m3.

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iQ Partners with American Lung Association

iQ Power Tools, manufacturer of premium power tools with integrated dust collection systems, will be partnering with the American Lung Association to raise awareness of the dangers of silica dust through a new educational initiative, “Understanding Silicosis.”

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The Connection Between The History Of Wet & Dry Diamond Blades

About 20 years ago we began to understand the silica dust problem and recognized how big the problem was for our business. It makes a huge mess, it costs a great deal of money, and is a threat to the health and safety of our industry as a whole.

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