The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney
disease in America's workers by limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica. This rule requires engineering controls to keep workers from breathing silica dust.
Get Compliant with DEWALT
DEWALT® has a range of tools and accessories to help you comply with the new OSHA Silica Dust Ruling (1926.1153) going into effect September 23, 2017. DEWALT's PERFORM AND PROTECT™ solutions reduce silica dust exposure while delivering GUARANTEED TOUGH® performance.
DEWALT Has Everything You Need to Get Compliant
Find the Best DEWALT Dust Managment Solution for You
Dust Extractors Dust collector must provide the air flow recommended by the tool manufacturer, or greater, and have a filter with 99% or greater efficiency. Dust collector must have a cyclonic pre-separator or filter-cleaning mechanism. Cleaning / Drilling holes requires a vacuum with a HEPA filter.
Tools Operate and maintain tools in accordance with manufacturer's instructions to minimize dust emissions.
Accessories & Shrouds Use drill or grinder equipped with commercially available shroud or cowling with dust collection system.