LATICRETE® Products Pass New OSHA Respirable Silica Dust Regulations
Independent testing report concludes that no respirable crystalline silica dust was measured above the OSHA detection limits on nearly 20 top-selling products
LATICRETE, a leading manufacturer of globally-proven construction solutions for the building industry, has validated through independent air sample testing that its top-selling bagged products fully comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) new workplace standards (effective September 23, 2017) that limit the amount of respirable crystalline silica dust on the jobsite.
An industrial hygiene consultant has concluded that no respirable crystalline silica dust was measured above the OSHA detection limits in any of the products tested. In fact, the products measured well below the maximum exposure limits.
“LATICRETE takes health and safety concerns very seriously, especially when it affects our industry, customers and users of our products. As a continuation of our long-time commitment to the highest levels of service and quality possible, we proactively had our products tested to ensure compliance with the new national standards,” said Sean Boyle, LATICRETE Vice President, Marketing North America.
Products representative of the Tile and Stone Installation System, Masonry Veneer Installation System and the Specialty Products Division were tested. Key products included 257 TITANIUM™, TRI-LITE™, MVIS™Premium Pointing Mortar and DRYTEKⓇ LEVELEXⓇ.
“There is a misconception that if a product contains silica, it is automatically harmful. We hope that this proactive, independent analysis helps reinforce that our products fully conform to the allowable workplace safety standards,” added Boyle.