Concrete Grinding: OSHA-Compliant Dust Control Methods
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How big does it need to be?
For floor grinders, OSHA does not specify how big your dust collector needs to be. You must refer to the manufacturers recommendation to ensure you use a dust collector that is appropriate for your grinder.
What about the filter?
OSHA’s new rule requires that your dust collector have a built-in filter-cleaning mechanism. That means that you can-not take out the filter and bang it against a trashcan to get rid of a clog. Your dust collector must have an internal mechanism that does that without exposing you or your team to dust.
What else do I need to know?
Full and proper implementation of dust collection systems on walk-behind floor grinders also requires the employer to ensure that:
We carry a full line of Certified and Tested HEPA Dust Extractors, as well as hoses, wands and all accessories needed to comply with Table 1 of the OSHA regulation.
This model provides 129 CFM and 100" of water life, making it ideal for use with small concrete hand grinders, drills, and other power tools up to 5" in blade diameter. Use this machine for cleanup in between concrete grinding passes or as a general construction vacuum.
This dust collector features dual 120-volt motors that provide extremely high suction. It delivers 258 CFM and 100 inches of water lift, which is more than enough power to handle any small to mid-size planetary floor grinder as well as handheld tools.
This model features three large, commercial-grade motors and provides 353 CFM and 100" of water lift, making it ideal for use with small to mid-size planetary floor grinders, all hand tools, and small walk-behind saws.
The T7500 provides 353 CFM and 110" of water lift, and exceeds the requirements of all large 230V three-phase grinders. It features two HEPA filters, Jet Pulse® filter cleaning technology, and Longopac drop-down dust-free disposal. Includes an integrally mounted power receptacle.
The T8600 provides 353 CFM and 110" of water lift. This 480V, 3-phase dust collector exceeds the requirements of the most demanding thread-head grinders. It also features Jet Pulse® filter cleaning technology and Longopac dust disposal.
Job sites with no or limited electrical power aren’t a problem for this propane-powered dust collector. It features an 18 HP Honda motor that provides 410 CFM and 115” of water lift, giving you enough power to keep up with big 3-head grinders on tough jobs.
Packed with power and plenty of filter area, the T10000 easily keeps up with the most demanding three-head grinders on the market today. It provides 480 CFM, 120" of water lift, and convenient drop-down Longopac dust disposal. For best results, pair with the Ermator C5500 Pre-Separator.
The C3000 captures 90% of the material before it reaches your dust collector, keeping dust extractor filters clean and extending the grinding operation with fewer interruptions.
Enjoy fewer interruptions and longer-lasting filters with the C5500 Pre-Separator! It captures 90% of heavy dust and debris before it reaches your dust collector, dramatically boosting your job productivity.