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iQ Partners with American Lung Association to Raise Awareness of Silica Dust Danger

For immediate release: iQ Power Tools, manufacturer of premium power tools with integrated dust collection systems, will be partnering with the American Lung Association to raise awareness of the dangers of silica dust through a new educational initiative, "Understanding Silicosis." Silicosis is a lung disease caused by breathing in tiny bits of silica, which is part sand, rock and mineral ores such as quartz. It often affects workers such as masons, stone/tile contractors, miners, glass manufacturers and more who...

Safety and Efficiency, Can They Coexist?

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...

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