About 2.3 million people in over 600,000 workplaces in the U.S. are exposed to silica dust at work which is linked to many serious, sometimes fatal illnesses including silicosis, lung cancer, tuberculosis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Last year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) imposed the new silica regulation to limit employee exposure to crystalline silica. The rule went into full effect on June 23rd of this year, and many employers are still looking for dust control solutions to avoid violations. To combat silica dust, SMK Sprayers has created a new batterypowered sprayer to be used with saw blades as an integrated water delivery system, OSHA compliant in outdoor, indoor and enclosed job sites.
Respirable crystalline silica is created when cutting, sawing, grinding, drilling, and crushing stone, rock, concrete, brick, block, and mortar. Activities such as abrasive blasting with sand; sawing brick or concrete; sanding or drilling into concrete walls; grinding mortar; manufacturing brick, concrete blocks, stone countertops, or ceramic products; and cutting or crushing stone result in worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica dust. When using a handheld power saw, an OSHA-approved operating method is to use a saw equipped with an integrated water system that continuously feeds water to the blade to keep the dust from getting into the air.
Include the SMK Sprayers Silica Dust-X sprayer in your silica dust exposure control plan and protect your employees today! Not only does it comply with OSHA guidelines, but it will also help you save on labor cost. With this latest product, your customers only need one operator, not two! With many of today’s competitive products, contractors must have 2 operators: one to run the saw and the other to manage and pump the water to the saw blade. In addition to that, the “Silica Dust-X” allows them to use a 5-gallon bucket (not a 3-gallon container), saving them even more time and money!
You have come to rely on the SMK Sprayer family of battery operated sprayers for your customers. The latest addition to our line of sprayers is the “Silica Dust-X” which offers all the same advantages which you and your customers have come to expect.
• Battery operated – no more pumping!
• Consistent, even flow
• Easy to operate
• Patented bucket-locking technology
• Durability and dependability since 2006
Visit SMKsprayers.com to learn more about the Silica Dust-X sprayer today!
About SMK Sprayers
Our mission is to provide the best portable sprayer solutions on the market utilizing the highest quality, leading-edge technology and innovation, supplied with continuously improved service which meets the needs and exceeds the expectations of our customers. SMK Industries, Inc. was founded in 2006 and headquartered in Carlisle, Iowa, a suburb of Des Moines, Iowa. SMK serves the portable sprayer market with solutions that ensure finishing projects are as efficient and profitable as possible. In addition to providing leading edge portable sprayer products SMK takes an extra step to engage its customers and improve how they accomplish their projects utilizing the right tool for the right job. SMK analyzes the precise needs of each customer to ensure optimal performance and efficiency in every unique application and continually strives to provide world class products and services to its customers. SMK is focused on providing our customers the solution that best suits their needs from start to finish in half the time with none of the mess.
For more information, please visit www.SMKsprayers.com