Silica dust is what is produced when concrete, bricks, blocks, etc are cut, and while it might seem harmless, it contains crystalline silica. The existence of crystalline silica and the hazards it can cause to a worker’s body – silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease – has been known for decades. That is why Husqvarna Construction Products has been developing solutions to control dust for decades.
Since OSHA released the final ruling on crystalline silica exposure on March 23, 2016, how to control this dust has been a major concern for contractors. Mostly because the ruling places a lot of weight on the contractor’s shoulders, but Husqvarna is here to support you with information and products to assist with compliance.
We always work towards finding the best solution for our customers – from both an efficiency standpoint and from a worker’s view. OSHA has been working on a final ruling for the past several years, and since the first ruling on silica exposure Husqvarna Construction Products has been working to develop ways to suppress the crystalline silica and keep workers more safe.