OSHA Rulemaking - Final Rule Issued - Silica Safe

Why Laser Cleaning Technologies Instead Abrasive Blasting?

Combined with our extensive experience of integrating Vision Systems into laser equipment

  • Laser Cleaning Pros:

    • Eco-Friendly
    • Extremely precision and accuracy
    • Non-abrasive
    • Non-toxic
    • Minimize contaminated surfaces
    • Decrease health and safety risks
    • Improve component marking and tracking
    • OSHA and EPA friendly
    • Decontamination and Decommissioning
    • Easy Cleanup
    • Maintenance-Free
    • Quick Implementation
    • Increased Protection for Workers
  • Abrasive Blasting Cons:

      • OSHA and EPA Unfriendly
      • High-Security demands
      • Difficulty containing hazardous dispersed materials
      • Special training
      • More likely to damage base material from an inability to target specified areas
      • Large investment into safety precautions
      • Immobile Process
      • Difficulty in finding personnel to operate
      • Costly to maintenance
      • Arising compliance and regulation issues

Crystalline Silica Rule History

In approaching the end of 2019, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released its long-term regulatory agenda, setting forth the Agency’s schedule for the next 12 months.
Of the topics slated for the year is the release of OSHA’s proposed rule on Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica, slated to take place in June 2020.
Silica is one of Earth’s most common minerals, found in stone, rock, brick, mortar, and block. Exposure to airborne silica dust occurs in operations involving cutting, sawing, drilling, and crushing of concrete, brick, block and other stone products and in operations using sand products, such as glass manufacturing, foundries, and abrasive blasting.

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