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OSHA Regulation

Dust extraction systems should be used in conjunction with woodworking and concrete tools during any and all applications.

Bosch Solution

Bosch offers a complete dust-extraction system that complies with OSHA requirements. This includes has a full line of grinders and cut-off saws, hammers and hammer drills, routers and router tables, jig saws and circular saws, miter saws and table saws, and sanders and planers.

OSHA Regulation

Dust extractors should be a sealed system that filters 100 percent of the air captured in the suction hose. The captured air must be filtered through a HEPA filter before being exhausted from the vacuum.

Bosch Solution

The Bosch VAC090S and VAC090A nine-gallon dust extractors and VAC140S and VAC140A 14-gallon dust extractors provide a best-in-class cubic feet of air per minute (CFM) rate and suction power. When a Bosch VF120H HEPA filter is installed in one of the dust extractors, the unit is compliant to the EPA rule for HEPA vacuums.

OSHA Acknowledges Dust Needs to be Managed

Silica dust can't be eliminated, but it can be managed. Not all debris can be efficiently collected into a vacuum for easy disposal. But rather than manage dust and debris, many contractors get managed by it.

With the right equipment, dust can be extracted during the construction application. This is an important part of environmental management aiming to mitigate dust for the health of on-site construction crews and to keep the jobsite as clean as possible.

Dust Extraction During-Application Benefits

  • Significant reduction in jobsite cleanup costs
  • Improved worker health
  • Lower health-management costs
  • Cleaner work environment

Post-Application Dust Cleanup Costs

  • Extensive cleanup, every day
  • Worker health can be reduced
  • Higher health-related costs
  • Messy inefficient surroundings

OHSA Requirements – Dedicated Tools or Attachments

For frequent use, use in all-day jobs, the dedicated tools can provide more power, better dust-sealing systems for longer tool life, heavier duty shroud or guard mounts and special features on the shroud or guard itself.

For infrequent use or small jobs, there are many choices for attachments of any kind to add to your power tool. As tools and attachments change over time, make sure that whatever attachment you need fits the tool you are using.

Dust-extraction systems from Bosch are available for a wide variety of tools, while dust-extraction attachments are custom engineered to provide top performance while preserving the full functionality of the tool. The connections provide a secure fit from tool to vacuum.

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OSHA Regulations for Silica Yield Bosch Innovation

OSHA Regulations for Silica Yield Bosch Innovation

OSHA has proposed regulations that would raise standards of exposure for airborne crystalline silica, also known as silica dust. As Lauren Hunter of Hanley Wood wrote , "OSHA's proposed rule would reduce the current permissible exposure limit (PEL) from 100 μg/m3 (micrograms per cubic meter) to 50 μg/m3. Reminiscent of the Lead Renovation, Repair, and Painting rule, projects that would exceed the new silica dust limits limit would require the use of special tools, respirators, or other remedial measures."

OSHA issued a press release that spelled out the reason for the proposals, and where the proposals are directed.

"The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced a proposed rule aimed at curbing lung cancer, silicosis , chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America's workers. The proposal seeks to lower worker exposure to crystalline silica, which kills hundreds of workers and sickens thousands more each year.

"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 in glass manufacturing, foundries and sand blasting."

As with its record of progress in the concrete drilling and cutting and woodworking tools technology, Bosch has been a leader in dust extraction solutions. Bosch tools, attachments, hoses and extractors are designed to work together in integrated systems to help manage the dust and keep the jobsite cleaner and workers safer. Here are two of the ways that Bosch helps to meet the OSHA requirements:

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