Independent testing report concludes that no respirable crystalline silica dust was measured above the OSHA detection limits on nearly 20 top-selling products
September 28, 2017, Bethany, Conn. — 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.
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For more information, please visit www.osha.gov/silica.
LATICRETE is a leading manufacturer of globally proven construction solutions for the building industry. LATICRETE offers a broad range of products and systems covering tile & stone installation and care, masonry installation and care, resinous and decorative floor finishes, concrete construction chemicals, and concrete restoration and care including the LATICRETE® SUPERCAP® System. For over 60 years, LATICRETE has been committed to research and development of innovative installation products, building a reputation for superior quality, performance and customer service. LATICRETE methods, materials, and technology have been field and laboratory proven by Architects, Engineers, Contractors and Owners. Offering an array of low VOC and sustainable products, LATICRETE products contribute to LEED certification, exceed commercial/residential VOC building requirements, and are backed by the most comprehensive warranties in the industry. For more information, visit laticrete.com.
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