Get compliant without sacrificing perfomance.

Get compliant without sacrificing perfomance.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a rule to limit workers' exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The OSHA Silica Dust Ruling (1926.1153) went into effect in 2017. 

The DEWALT dust solutions shown below reduce silica dust exposure while delivering the performance you expect from the PERFORM & PROTECT line.                



Operate and maintain tool in accordance with manufacturer's instructions to minimize dust emissions.                   

• Read operator’s manual provided with tool and accessories.

• To minimize dust emissions, use recommended shroud or cowling and dust extractor.


Use drill or grinder equipped with commercially available shroud or cowling with dust collection system.

• All DEWALT shrouds and dust collection systems are commercially available.


Dust collector must provide the airflow recommended by the tool manufacturer, or greater, and have a filter with 99% or greater efficiency. Dust collector must have a cyclonic pre-separator or filter-cleaning mechanism. Cleaning/Drilling holes requires a vacuum with a HEPA filter.

• Both DWV010 and DWV012 provide the necessary airflow for drilling and hammering applications.

• Both DWV010 and DWV012 ship with dual HEPA filters, which have an efficiency of 99.97% of all particles greater than or equal to 0.3 microns.

• Both DWV010 and DWV012 have a timed automatic filter-cleaning mechanism.

• Surfacing, Tuckpointing and Cutting with grinder require 25 CFM per inch of wheel diameter, a filter cleaning mechanism, and 99% or greater efficiency.

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DEWALT is a leading manufacturer of industrial corded and cordless power tools, power tool accessories, and hand tools in categories that include Woodworking, Drilling & Fastening, Concrete & Metal Power Tools, as well as Cutting, Abrasive, and IMPACT READY® Impact Driver Power Tool Accessories. Hand Tool categories include Measuring & Layout, Knives & Blades, Mechanics Tools, and Storage Solutions.

With seven manufacturing locations in the USA, DEWALT remains committed to domestic manufacturing and produced over 90 million individual units of Power Tools, Hand Tools, and Accessories in the United States with global materials in 2016 alone.

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