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Silica Dust Enforcement SetBack

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    DirtyWhiteBoy
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    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Their poor employees pull their shirts over their mouth and nose when they are cutting

    This is the norm here as well.

    Dirty

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    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #622137

    kurt@welkerhomes.com
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    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    Dumb question, but does drywall dust fall in this category?

    @brianpeters According to this list of 7 frequently asked questions, drywall dust will be regulated

    http://news.nilfiskcfm.com/2016/08/silica-dust-glance-answers-7-faq-oshas-new-rule/

    I am glad we have a dustless saw for drywall that we use when demoing and typically do not hang ot tape drywall on our jobs.

    #622143

    If drywall dust is in scope, maybe more dedicated sanders will hit the market.

    #622166

    madman_us
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    Palm Springs, CA

    personaly I invest into proper dust collection for my tools. my health is more important to me than any other job. Even better when OSHA will enforce this.
    It’s a big investment for many companies but in the end, it keeps employee’s away from doctor visits, medications, other treatments, or even deaths.

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    #622171

    Doobie
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    If drywall dust is in scope, maybe more dedicated sanders will hit the market.

    Most sanders don’t have an enclosed motor housing so it would be a complete redesign for them.

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    jkirk
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    halifax, nova scotia

    Their poor employees pull their shirts over their mouth and nose when they are cutting

    This is the norm here as well.

    we dont do it here for dust.. we do it because of certain co workers being regulars for wing night…. peeyoo…

    as for the dust extraction. im curious as to if the all the tool companys might start bundling in the extractor attachments i with the corresponding tools, or have all the types of attachments as one bundle or even bundled in with the extractors so that you dont have to do a bunch of extra leg work to find the parts if one store is sold out of a specific attachment. on this note though,

    where im in canada theres no full blown regulations in effect here yet atleast in my region. currently dust extractors are a specialty item so buying them in store can be a bit of a hunting process. lee valley has the festool models, prime fasteners DID have the 9 gallon bosch a couple years ago but i havent seen it on the floor the last few trips. with the increased demand / requirement for them, hopefully the big box stores jump on board and start to stock them be it bosch, makita or the newly announced milwaukee model

    heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit

    #622228

    kswiss
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    edmonton, AB

    The only dust extractors that I ever see here are usually Hilti

    #622243

    jkirk
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    halifax, nova scotia

    as of right now the only silica dust regulations that i now of are that in general use you must wear a fully enclosed supplied air respirator

    and when working in a LEEDS rated building you must use a extractor when drilling, cutting or grinding concrete or masonry

    heres a tip, dont fart in a space suit

    #622254

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Saw dust just as bad for your lungs

    I didn’t know saw dust was just as bad. With over 30 years of cutting PT lumber I should not last long now.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #622255

    Saw dust just as bad for your lungs

    I didn’t know saw dust was just as bad. With over 30 years of cutting PT lumber I should not last long now.

    The trick is to sterilize your insides with alcohol 🙂

    #622279

    Doobie
    Moderator

    Saw dust just as bad for your lungs

    I didn’t know saw dust was just as bad. With over 30 years of cutting PT lumber I should not last long now.

    The trick is to sterilize your insides with alcohol 🙂

    Hey, that works for me! Lol!

    #622282

    madman_us
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    Palm Springs, CA

    Saw dust just as bad for your lungs

    I didn’t know saw dust was just as bad. With over 30 years of cutting PT lumber I should not last long now.

    The trick is to sterilize your insides with alcohol

    stop buying expensive dust extractors and any other expensive DC accessories and sign up for a weekly delivery of booze. the long-awaited cure is here 😛 #joke 😛
    or just get a cheap craftsman from a garage sale LOL

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    #622285

    utopia78
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    Toronto, ON

    With the residential underpinning and additions I have been working on lately, I see a great amount of care taken to collect the silica and other dust. Even though it’s not mandatory in Ontario we try and protect our lungs and the other trades around us to the best of our abilities. Even when just pulling nails out of the sub floor we have eye protection and hearing protection in. I’m getting use to this type of standard of protection for work and I like it.

    A Working Pro since 2004

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