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Silica Exposure Prevention

DemoFlex™ prevents Respirable Crystalline Silica Exposure during tile demo that causes harmful lung damage & diseases to workers and clients. Limit the amount of exposure that employers must contain after the fact instead; by using DemoFlex™ Tile Management Systems during tile installation.

By encapsulating the mortar along with allowing the tiles to be removed in full pieces with no mortar left to grind, the exposure is likely below the Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) 25 µg/m3 standard set by OSHA-1926.1153, thus eliminating the need for extra procedures. This will help reduce the need for having regulated work-zones because exposure is so low and will not likely reach the OSHA standards.

Among the other value that DemoFlex™ adds to the life of your floor, its feature of preventing respirable crystalline silica exposure, unique to DemoFlex™, will significantly improve your overall plan to regulate exposure that is mandated by OSHA’s new standards. Mitigating the dust after the fact is an option, but choosing to prevent it anywhere you can will make the entire workplace environment safer for workers & clients alike.

Depending on your given environments, workers may be required to wear both costly & efficiency robbing, custom fitted respiration devices (provided by the employer) while they work if their tasks and exposure rate is high enough…without DemoFlex™.

Employers’ Potential Requirements:
⦁ Respirators (Assigned Protection Factors: 10-25)
⦁ Exposure Assessment
⦁ (Continued) Medical Surveillance of Employees
⦁ Familiarization & Training
⦁ Regulated Area Access Controls Blocking Clients & Other Employees
⦁ Written Exposure Control Plan
⦁ Engineering Controls (Task Dependent – see ‘table 1’)

Workers who inhale these very small crystalline silica particles are at increased risk of developing serious silica-related diseases, including:

⦁ Silicosis, an incurable lung disease that can lead to disability and death;
⦁ Lung cancer;
⦁ Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); and
⦁ Kidney disease.

Major Types of Respirators Dependent on Tile Related Tasks Performed and Length of Work Shift Determine Which APF level is Required to be Provided by Employer…