Tuckpointing: OSHA-Compliant Dust Control Methods
Let’s Talk About Your Dust Collector...
How big does it need to be?
According to the rule above, your dust collector must provide 25 CFM for every inch of cutting blade. So if you’re using a 5-inch blade, you need a dust collector with at least 125 CFM. If you switch to a 7-inch blade, your dust collector must provide at least 175 CFM.
What about the filter?
OSHA’s new rule also requires that you use either:
What else do I need to know?
Full and proper implementation of dust collection systems on handheld grinders also requires the employer to ensure that:
Let’s Talk About Respiratory Protection...
According to the rule above, respiratory protection must be provided on all tuckpointing jobs regardless of length. The level of respiratory protection employers are required to provide depends on the length of the shift. The higher the APF (Assigned Protection Factor), the greater the respiratory protection required.
Jon-Don carries 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.
Ermator’s Dust Hood (232323) is the key to controlling dust during tuck pointing, crack chasing, and joint cutting. The aerodynamic design ensures that dust is propelled into the shaft where it is carried away by the vacuum. Fits 5-inch angle grinders.
Ermator’s Dust Hood (232323) is the key to controlling dust during tuck pointing, crack chasing, and joint cutting. The aerodynamic design ensures that dust is propelled into the shaft where it is carried away by the vacuum. Fits 7-inch angle grinders.
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.