OSHA Compliant Silica Solutions
The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) estimates that more than 2 million American workers are exposed every year to Respirable Crystalline Silica. "Materials like sand, stone, concrete, and mortar contain crystalline silica." Construction workers are particularly exposed to silica dust and over 900 of them are diagnosed with silicosis every year. Silicosis is an incurable and debilitating work related injury that kills over 600 Americans every year; and yet it can be prevented. In 2016, OSHA put in place a new regulation with the goal of protecting operators exposed to Silica. The first enforcement of this regulation started September 23, 2017 with the Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica standard §1926.1153 for Construction.
Safety is at the heart of Metabo's value, along side Performance, Quality and Innovation. Unique features such as the mechanical safety slip clutch (found on every Metabo professional grinder and rotary hammer), the mechanical brake, the Autobalancer, etc. demonstrate our commitment to safety and innovations that matter. For many years, Metabo has developed dust free systems to protect the users of our tools, long before compliance was required. Today, Metabo offers among the most comprehensive solutions to comply with the new OSHA standard both under Table 1 compliance and using Objective Data.
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The ASR 35 ACP HEPA version vacuum meets or exceeds all regulatory standards where the HEPA vacuum is required, allowing the user to attain the highest level of dust protection on the job-site. With 157 CFM, it offers Table 1 compliance for all Metabo drilling systems as well as concrete cutting, grinding and milling up to 6" blade diameter.
Our exclusive filter cleaning mechanism uses a electromagnetic shaking pulse that does not stop the suction. As opposed to "reverse air-flow" cleaning systems which loses at least 50% of the air-flow during cleaning, the Metabo vacuum is always performing at its best.
Metabo offers a full range of tools and accessories for the concrete, stone and masonry market. Combined, they make one of most complete and advanced integrated dustless systems available.
Enforced September 23, 2017 (for construction), the new OHSA Respirable Silica rule requires all and any indoor and outdoor drilling, cutting, or grinding operations to be dustless...are you ready? To help keep you adapt, Metabo offers a full line of Table 1 compliant dustless tools and accessories including tools for concrete and stone surface prep as well as masonry cutting, drilling and breaking. When combined with our self cleaning HEPA vac, Metabo's solution is the most advanced integrated dustless system available.
This guide will show you how Metabo systems can make your jobsite compliant with simple turn-key solutions. With dedicated systems for concrete grinding, cutting, tuckpointing, drilling etc., you know that you do not have to trade off between productivity, performance and safety. Metabo offers it all with no compromise. Comply today with Metabo systems!