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Reduce Workplace Silica Dust Exposure

OSHA Construction Deadline: September 23, 2017

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has updated its respirable crystalline silica exposure standards in an effort to protect workers from a range of life-threatening and deadly diseases. By September 23, 2017, more than 600,000 construction-related workplaces must comply with those new standards. We at Jordan Power have teamed up with Nilfisk, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of professional cleaning equipment, to offer the only integrated floor-to-ceiling silica dust control solution to assist you with the new compliance standards.


Industrial Scrubbers and Sweepers

Effective Dust Control

Advance Industrial scrubber and sweeper technology plays a key role in reducing silica dust exposure to help you stay compliant. When addressing your written control plan, you can be confident in Advance dust control to get the job done when addressing your floors.*

Benefits of Industrial Scrubbers and Sweepers

Advance scrubbers and sweepers are effective, easy to use and built for the industrial environment. Our innovation is proven to be effective, and will play a key role in increasing your level of safety and compliance.

Wet method cleaning solutions

— Full line of scrubbers for cleaning floors, helping to limit exposure and supporting your overall control plan
— Combination (scrubber and sweeper) machines available for higher volumes of material and superior level of cleaning
— DustGuard'” option captures fugitive dust at the side broom with a fine water spray, reducing airborne dust

Full line of sweepers designed to control dust exposure

— DustGuard’” option captures fugitive dust at the side broom with a wet mist, reducing airborne dust
— DustClear” 5-Stage Dust Control System captures and removes fugitive dust
— Dust filtration captures submicron particles. Filters are 90% efficient on particles down to 3 microns


• Construction
• Glass manufacturing
• Pottery products
• Structural clay products
• Concrete products
• Foundries
• Refractory products
• Landscaping
• Ready-mix concrete
• Cut stone and stone products
• Maritime
• Hydraulic fracturing for gas and oil
• Asphalt products manufacturing


Industrial Vacuum Cleaners

Efficient, Compliant Dust Control

In June 2016, OSHA released an updated standard that set a new, dramatically-reduced Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) for silica dust. Nilfisk industrial vacuums with HEPA filtration play a key role in reducing silica dust exposure to help you stay compliant. All Nilfisk HEPA filters are BOP-tested and certified to capture 99.97% of particles down to 0.3 microns. Nilfisk also offers filter-cleaning systems required by the new standard.

Benefits of Portable Industrial Vacuums

Nilfisk industrial vacuums are reliable, simple to operate, easy to maneuver and require virtually no maintenance. They guarantee a thorough cleaning and collection so you get the job done right the first time.
• Control respirable dust with contaminant-free exhaust via HEPA/ULPA filtration that captures even the finest dust down to 0.3 microns
• Portable vacuum systems move easily throughout your facility
• Low noise level increases worker communication, comfort and compliance to noise exposure limits
• Easy dumping and safe handling of hazardous dust reduces worker exposure
• Available with additional containers via clamp and bracket systems for safety and portability
• Vacuum-assisted power tools including sanders and grinders that capture hazardous dust at the source
• Hard-wire vacuum systems to run when other equipment runs
• Safe collection & disposal of foreign object debris (FOD)


• Pit and bulk area clean-up
• Overhead cleaning of pipes, beams, mezzanines
• Collection of molding sand and debris around process equipment
• Engineered or portable central vacuum systems

Be sure to check out our cleaning equipment page to learn more about the cleaning equipment we offer to help you stay up to code. Also available is Nilfisk’s Visual Guide to the new OSHA silica workplace requirements set to take place on September 23, 2017.

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