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Concrete & Silica Dust

The U.S. Department of labor has been highlighting the hazards of respirable crystalline silica since the 1930’s. Over the years rules and monitoring practices have been put in place to limit the exposure to crystalline silica dust. In more recent years OSHA has stated that the rules in place are out of date and do not go far enough to address the hazards caused by crystalline silica dust. A final draft of the new rules was approved in 2013 and are enforceable as of June 2018. These new rules set a very strict standard for airborne silica dust and workplace exposure. The practice of using compressed air or a broom is no longer considered acceptable methods of housekeeping. OSHA now recommends the use of HEPA Filtered vacuums for general housekeeping purposes. American Vacuum has been selling HEPA filtered vacuums since the 1950’s, and have gained extensive knowledge and expertise in this field. From small portable vacuums to large centrals, we can equip almost all of our vacuums with HEPA filtration. From foundries to stone cutting, vacuums are now the recommended method for keeping facilities in compliance.

We have worked with many types of facilities

  • Foundries
  • Brick and Stone Manufactures
  • Precast Concrete Facilities
  • Fracking Sand
  • Concrete Grinding
  • Quartz Countertop production
  • Countertop cutting/ grinding
  • Glass Manufacturing and Cutting

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American Vacuum has been manufacturing Industrial Vacuums including portable, stationary, and central vacuum cleaning systems since 1910. We have installed over 500,000 Industrial Vacuum Systems across the United States and pride ourselves on being a family owned business. Please take a look at some of the case studies below to learn a little more about how American Vacuum is an industry leader and constantly pushing the industrial vacuum industry forward.