Silica Dust Independent Lab Study

Bullet Tools can help you meet OSHA standards!

Cutting fiber cement and other products with a power saw produces dangerous silica dust. When this dust is in the air at a jobsite, workers often breath it in and silica can stay in their lungs forever. This exposure can lead to silicosis (breathing troubles from silica coating the lungs), lung cancer, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). All of these serious diseases cause life-long problems or even death. (Know the risks.)

Because of these risks, new OSHA regulations are in place of June 23, 2018 regarding silica dust. Exposure for workers must be below 25 micrograms per cubic meter of air over an average 8 hour work day. So if you or any of your employees use a power saw to cut flooring, siding, or insulation, a mask is required – even when working outdoors for many materials!

Bullet Tools’ mission is to improve the lives and livelihoods of tradesmen. This includes protecting their safety and health. To guarantee safety for our customers, we sent one of our tools to an independent laboratory to see how much dust they really make. The results were even better than we expected! Bullet Tools’ line of dust-free siding cutters produce less than 1/10,000 of the allowable amount of silica dust. These cutting tools produce so little dust, no mask is needed for most products. They are truly dust-free cutters! See the full study below.

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