Rules on silica dust

Discussion in 'Industry News, Training & Organizations' started by kwfloors, Feb 7, 2017.

  1. kwfloors

    kwfloors Fuzz on the brain Charter Member I Support TFP Senior Member

    Here is a good explanation of the new rules that I got from an email.

  2. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    I watched that yesterday, guess we're on the same email list from CDC Larue(80k$ fine article)

    It is a serious health risk breathing silica, I heard an interview on NPR about people in Africa developing silicosis and dying only after couple years breathing silica in mining operations.
  3. JCW355

    JCW355 Pro Member

    The dust thats created just mixing products can be nasty too.
  4. Mike Antonetti

    Mike Antonetti I Support TFP Senior Member

    I got the whale tale from somewhere that attaches to a 5 gallon bucket and shop vac. used once or twice.

    Ardex school kind of surprised me they used one but nothing near what they can provide with an unlimited sum of money.

    Usually I would use a blower over the mix station to push dust away from face mixing outside.
  5. JCW355

    JCW355 Pro Member

    We did almost 4 pallets of Ardex K10 thursday, messy. I put myself in a good position with the air flow

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