Reverse Air Flow vs iQ Quickspin What are the best cleaning methods for HEPA dust extractors? With the recent launch of the iQ426HEPA, iQ's Cyclonic HEPA Dust Extractor, the entire iQ team had to do an intense deep dive into researching the existing dust extractors on the market today, their features, benefits, and downsides. We've learned quite a bit and we'd like to share some of it with you. Here is one thing that is sure to shock many people. According to...
We’re all looking to be more efficient in our daily tasks, but safety is just as paramount. Every business owner wants their company to run efficiently to maximize profits, while every employee wants to work in a safe environment to ensure their wellbeing. Too often, the safety aspect becomes compromised when there is a push for more efficiency. Consequently, operations often blame safety for slowing down production. The push and pull between safety and efficiency is something that many...
What compels someone to care? Perhaps it’s because something has personally affected you or someone you know. Or maybe it just happens over time; then something strikes a chord in you and opens the floodgates of a desire to bring about change. For Joel Guth, it was both. And thus, the story of his 20-year dance with silica began. The Beginning As a third-generation mason contractor, Joel had been in and around masonry his entire life. “I remember being 10 years...
UPDATED FOR THE NEW OSHA PEL 2017 In our introduction to this series on understanding the OSHA PEL, we described what a PEL is and outlined the three factors which determine the PEL: Air, Dust and Time. Here in part II of this series we explain the first factor: Air. (more…)
UPDATED FOR THE NEW OSHA PEL 2017 Silica has been a hot topic in the construction industry with the new rule passed by OSHA, which reduced the permissible exposure limit (PEL) to 50 micrograms of respirable crystalline silica per cubic meter of air. (more…)