Silica Safety for Sweepers – Broce Manufacturing

A New Partnership

Chemtek is excited to announce our newest partnership with Broce Manufacturing that will provide dealers and rental agencies with machines set up to suppress silica dust on job sites. Each machine will ship out with NeSilex included. Dealers and rental companies will also be able to purchase additional product from Broce Manufacturing to make available to their customers.

In October 2017, OSHA revised the Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) for respirable crystalline silica. The new standard requirement is 5 times lower than the previous standard. Seeing a strong need to reduce worker exposure to silica dust, Chemtek worked to produce NeSilex as the safe and easy-to-use solution.

Broce CEO Alan Vance knew NeSilex was a great fit for Broce Brooms when he saw the demonstration and met with Chemtek CEO David Rigsbee at the World of Asphalt in Houston earlier this year. “I was very impressed from the first time I saw how effective the NeSilex product is. As I have come to know David Rigsbee and his team it has become clear that they are committed to excellence in every aspect of the way they do business. In the NeSilex product they have taken their expertise in industrial chemistry and produced a product that dramatically improves the effectiveness of water in dust suppression. You can see it with your eyes, but more importantly, they have the science to prove that we can meet or exceed OSHA standards for protecting workers.”

About NeSilex

NeSilex is a dust suppressant formulated specifically to reduce worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica dust. Inhaling silica dust is extremely hazardous and increases the risk of developing COPD, Silicosis and lung cancer. NeSilex is recommended for any dust-producing construction activity including milling, sweeping, crushing, mining, sawing, jackhammering, earth-moving, and grading. It contains specially formulated surfactants, wetting and agglomerating agents causing dust particulates to saturate and attract to each other. This process allows for effective and efficient dust suppression, reducing silica dust inhalation by workers and the surrounding public.

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