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 ARDEX Americas in Compliance of New OSHA Silica Rule for Construction

Aliquippa, PA, September 25, 2017 – OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) has recently issued a new standard for the construction industry which requires employers to limit worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica and to take other steps to protect workers. The newly established OSHA PEL and Action Level compliance schedule for Construction Industry went into effect Sept. 23, 2017.

Because all construction employers covered by the standard are required to establish and implement a written exposure control plan, ARDEX has had exposure monitoring conducted by an Independent Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) for both the manufacturing of its materials as well as the ultimate product application in our field and in our training centers.

Testing of ARDEX products confirmed that respirable crystalline silica exposure was measured below the Action Level when following proper application methods. In the case of unsanded products like ARDEX FEATHER FINISH® finishing underlayment, respirable crystalline silica exposure was measured as “none-detected” and do not require engineering control measures like additional ventilation or dust mask to comply with OSHA Silica Standard. All appropriate control measures are in place at all ARDEX Academy training locations to ensure the safety of our technicians and our attendees.

 “ARDEX is committed to maintaining the highest standards for quality, performance and safety within the construction industry. In addition to our ongoing efforts to ensure compliance, we are working with our industry association partners and installation customers to help educate while navigating this new standard,” said Ben Mack, ARDEX Director of Marketing.

 For more information on ARDEX Americas, please visit www.ardexamericas.com or call 1-888-512-7339.

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 Recognized by installation experts, ARDEX is a global leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of high-performance specialty building products for all aspects of substrate preparation, floor covering, tile and stone installation systems and architectural concrete systems for commercial and residential applications. A family owned company, the ARDEX Group leads through local customer interaction striving for excellence in all that we do.​​​​