New federal regulations are here for the entire hydraulic fracturing industry. OSHA’s new, stricter standards reduce the permissible exposure levels (PEL) for respirable crystalline silica on a wellsite by 50%. But you can’t stop there.
The regulations also require:
Comprehensive Exposure Control Plan
Exposure Assessment / Objective Data
Engineering and Work Practice Controls
Medical Surveillance and Record Keeping
Regulated Areas and PPE
Communication of Hazards
AIRIS Dust Vacuum 4 (ADV-4) is our patented fourth-generation dust collection system built to comply with OSHA’s Silica Rule 29 CFR 1910.1053. Our ADVs operate on thousands of frac jobs for leading oil and gas companies nationwide.
Over time, inhaling these sharp particles can cause silicosis — scarring on the lungs — and can lead to kidney disease, chronic bronchitis and even lung cancer. Ensuring the safety of everyone on your wellsite is a first-step in achieving a harm-free wellsite.