BJServices is Keeping It’s Frac Hands safe from silica dust with It’s Blender cab

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#BJServices engineers equipment is made for safe and efficient operations. The enclosed, pressurized cab on the redesigned blender goes beyond the OSHA  requirements to limit the team members’ exposure to silica dust. #Technology #Protecting Employees

Enclosed Cab to Improve Operator Safety
The redesigned blender has been engineered with specific design enhancements to mitigate potential health and safety risks. The blender features an enclosed, pressurized cab, dust filtration system and radiator fin that nearly eliminate operator exposure to respirable crystalline silica dust.

BJ Services is committed to providing a safe and healthy work environment for our team members, customers and suppliers.

The Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) has issued new respirable crystalline silica standards that require employers to mitigate exposure to respirable crystalline silica and monitor health to protect workers. OSHA will begin enforcing most provisions related to our industry June 23, 2018.

Specific to hydraulic fracturing operations, engineering controls to limit exposures to the new permissible exposure limit must be implemented by June 23, 2021.

BJ Services will operate in full compliance with all requirements of OSHA’s respirable crystalline silica standard for general industry and maritime (29 CFR 1910). Some of the main requirements with which BJ Services is complying include:

  1. Implementing engineering controls such as our enclosed blenders
  2. Testing and monitoring of exposure levels by a third-party
  3. Implementing a medical screening program for initial and repeat testing.
  4. For specific questions regarding how BJ Services is adhering to the standard, please contact James Parker at james.parker@bjservices.com.

To learn more about respirable crystalline silica and the new standard, visit OSHA’s website.

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