LATICRETE SUPERCAP Offers an Immediate Solution to OSHA’s New Respirable Silica Dust Regulation
November 3, 2017 — Independent third-party testing has confirmed that LATICRETE SUPERCAP, a leading manufacturer of premium self-leveling underlayment products, can help contractors and installers comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new workplace standards (effective September 23, 2017) that reduces the allowable amount of exposure to respirable crystalline silica dust in construction projects.
Conducted at a Boston University construction project, Fuss & O’Neill an independent industrial hygiene consultant conducted the testing, concluded that an installation of SUPERCAP® SC500 through the patented SUPERCAP System, contributed no respirable silica dust on the jobsite or surrounding areas. Additionally, SUPERCAP SC500 produced no foreseeable exposure to any of the workers involved in the process, thus ensuring compliance with OSHA’s new silica dust regulations.
“For contractors and installers seeking an immediate option for complying with the newly-enforced regulations, the LATICRETEⓇ SUPERCAPⓇ System increases jobsite and worker safety along with its proven time and cost savings. It’s an innovative solution for their commercial projects,” said LATICRETE SUPERCAP President Douglas Metchick.
All LATICRETE SUPERCAP self-leveling underlayments are pumped into a building using a mobile blending truck, eliminating any dry material from entering the interior of the jobsite and the need for workers to haul and manually open hundreds of individual bags and pumping equipment. Additionally, SUPERCAP now offers self-leveling underlayment Ready-Mix Delivery Service, a turnkey service that saves significant costs associated with purchasing, operating and maintaining one’s own pump truck.
For more information, please visit www.osha.gov/silica.
About LATICRETE SUPERCAP LATICRETE SUPERCAP, LLC is a leading manufacturer of premium self-leveling underlayment products delivered through its patented pump truck technology. The SUPERCAPⓇ System is a proven cost effective method for finishing new concrete or capping existing slabs, delivering flat, dry floors. The benefits are convenient service, consistent quality, increased jobsite safety, OSHA silica dust compliance and unmatched volume. All of these benefits combine to produce better outcomes and faster build-outs leading to significant time-savings on the project schedule. For more information, visit the corporate website: www.laticretesupercap.com.
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