Parker Hannifin

The Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) Problem Parker Solutions for the New OSHA RCS Standard

New OSHA Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) Standard Supports Safer & Healthier Construction Jobsites

OSHA created a new standard to help employers address this problem of crystalline silica dust control.

How does this impact Construction Contractors?

RCS can embed in the lungs of unprotected workers, causing serious, even debilitating health issues or death from conditions such as lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), kidney disease or silicosis. Download a full-scale version of the infographic with important information about the new standard.
 

• Promote Worker Health & Safety
• Improve Workforce Morale & Productivity
• Reduce Group Healthcare Costs
• Avoid OSHA Monetary Penalties

 
About 2.3 million workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) in their workplaces, according to the OSHA – the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration. This includes 2 million construction workers who drill, cut, crush, or grind silica-containing materials such as concrete and stone, and 300,000 workers in general industry operations such as brick manufacturing, foundries, and hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking.

OSHA now has created a new standard to help employers address this problem of crystalline silica dust control associated with operation of jackhammers, breakers, drills, saws, grinders and other tools in the construction industry.

 
The effective date of the new silica rule is September 23, 2017 for the construction industry.

Click image to enlarge infographic.

Understanding the Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) Problem

Read More About the New OSHA RCS Standard for Construction

 

Download our RCS Summary Guide to learn:

What are the primary issues for construction worker health and safety?

What are the compliance deadlines for Construction, General Industrial, Marine and
    Hydraulic Fracturing/Fracking industries?

What are the silica dust exposure level thresholds in the construction industry?

Which types of equipment and tools are included?

What are the compliance methods and which are preferred?

What are the types, effective dates and amounts of noncompliance penalties?

What are workers’ rights?
 

…and other OSHA RCS Standard issues as they apply to construction.

Request Parker Summary Guide to the new OSHA RCS Standard

Request Parker Summary Guide to the new OSHA RCS Standard

Parker Solutions for Pneumatic Jackhammers and Breakers

The OSHA standard considers a "wet method" of dust suppression an effective tactic in a properly deployed strategy. The wet method suppresses dust by spraying a constant and appropriate volume of water directly onto the tip of the jackhammer where it meets the work object. The water grounds the dust before it becomes an airborne health hazard.

Avoid inefficient dust suppression methods and learn why Parker designed the Twinhammer™ Dual Air/Water Jackhammer Hose as an integral component for your OSHA-compliant silica dust suppression system.

Request Parker Summary Guide to the new OSHA RCS Standard

Twinhammer™ Dual Air/Water Jackhammer Hose from Parker

For More Information

Parker Hannifin Corporation
Hose Products Division
30240 Lakeland Boulevard
Wickliffe, OH 44092
Toll-Free: 866 810 HOSE (4673)
Email: indhose@parker.com