We pride ourselves on being product experts, problem solvers, innovators and partners at A.H. Harris. We make it a priority to stay up to date on the latest products to hit the market and keep our valued customers on the front lines of innovation. In this product spotlight, you will read about two new products manufactured by BASF to reduce jobsite dust.
In September of 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) instituted a new standard to limit workers exposure to respirable crystalline silica, a common mineral found in construction materials such as sand, stone concrete, brick and mortar. “Workers who inhale these very small crystalline silica particles are at increased risk of developing serious silica-related diseases,” states OSHA’s Safety and Health Topics - Silica article. The new OSHA regulations better protect workers exposed to this mineral.
To provide safer work environments and comply with OSHA’s rule, a variety of our core vendor partners have developed new technologies to reduce job site dust, including BASF. The Construction Chemicals division of BASF unveiled MasterEmaco® T 1060DR and MasterEmaco T 1061DR in January. These repair mortars generate at least 75 percent less dust during mixing than standard repair mortars. “MasterEmaco T 1060DR also includes very rapid return to service, with structures being opened to vehicular traffic in as little as one hour. MasterEmaco T 1061DR offers extended working time of 25 minutes for jobsite flexibility, and structures can be opened to traffic in as little as two hours,” as stated in BASF’s recent news release.
We are proud to stock both MasterEmaco® T 1060DR and MasterEmaco T 1061DR at our locations throughout the east coast. Call your local sales representative today to learn more and request a quote. Also, join us at Kenseal Folcroft on March 28th at 10am for a hands-on demonstration of these products!