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Updated standards enacted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) now require collection systems to capture 99% of respirable silica dust for all general construction, effective 9/23/17, in order to limit workers’ exposure to respirable crystalline silica.

Gator Gypsum is proud to offer DEWALT®OSHA-Compliant Dust Solutions at each of our yard locations across Florida. Note: information about this line of tools is based on the manufacturer’s statements. We are strong believers in jobsite safety and we are committed to providing our customers a broad range of personal protective equipment (PPE) options.

Gator Gypsum Carries DEWALT’s Line of OSHA-Compliant Products for Silica Dust
Gator Gypsum, your trusted source for quality construction products, is also your one-stop shop for DEWALT’s OSHA-Compliant Dust Solutions that are designed to help deliver the safe, healthy jobsites you deserve, including:

  • Power Tools: designed to provide a high level of control, dust containment, and/or low vibration, without sacrificing performance
  • Accessories & Dust Shrouds: commercially available shrouds, cowlings and collection systems for use with drills and grinders, to minimize dust emissions
  • Dust Extractors: providing air flow and filtration of 99%+ efficiency

Silica Dust in Construction
Many activities on commercial or residential jobsites, such as cutting, grinding and drilling masonry (stone, concrete, brick, mortar, etc.) lead to the creation of silica dust. Though tiny – up to 100 times finer than standard playground sand – OSHA warns that these respirable crystalline silica particles pose significant risks to the 2+ million people exposed to silica dust at work each year. Most drywall products do not contain measurable quantities of silica, but be sure to double check the manufacturer’s Safety Data Sheet to be certain.

Read more about OSHA’s crystalline silica standards and the related health risks here.

About Gator Gypsum
With seven yards located across Florida, Gator Gypsum offers commercial and residential customers the largest inventory of construction supplies in the state. From drywall and insulation, to acoustical tile and construction accessories, we’ve got your jobsite needs covered. Find a yard near you or call us to learn more about our full range of products and services.