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A Safe Vacuum Solution
14 Gal. Smart Pulse – 50373 RV3410
  • 2 HEPA-Media Half Height Filters Included
  • Cyclonic Dust Bag Included
  • Expected Testing to Confirm HEPA Level Filtration

The Smart Pulse 50373 (RV3410) combined with the 54213 (VF3600) Filters and a 23743 (VF3602) Dust Bag is “Table 1 Compliant” for the Dry Dust Collector control methods and HEPA-filtered vacuum control methods of the OSHA Construction Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica rules (1926.1153)

Key Provisions: Reduces the permissible exposure limit (PEL) for respirable crystalline silica to 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air, averaged over an 8-hour shift. Also, requires employers to: use engineering controls (such as water or ventilation) to limit worker exposure to the PEL; provide respirators when engineering controls cannot adequately limit exposure; limit worker access to high exposure areas; develop a written exposure control plan and train workers on silica risks and how to limit exposures.

Methods of Compliance

Specified Exposure Control Methods
Specified Exposure Control Methods
Employer is required to implement the engineering controls and respiratory protection specified for the tasks on “Table 1” of the OSHA Construction Silica Rule
Performance Option
Performance Option
Employer may rely on objective data from Emerson providing evidence the exposure level is below the permissible exposure limit when the task is performed under the conditions tested by Emerson
“Workers exposed to respirable crystalline silica are at increased risk of developing serious adverse health effects." -
  • What is the OSHA Silica Regulation?
    • OSHA issued two standards to protect construction workers from exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The standard requires employers to limit worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica.There are multiple ways to achieve compliance.

  • What does this regulation mean for me and my business?
    • This regulation is aimed at curbing amounts of exposure to respirable crystalline silica and to take other steps to protect workers, and requires employers to provide their workers with a workplace free from recognized hazards that are causing or likely to cause death or serious physical harm.

  • What do I need in order to be compliant?
    • An employer must either, utilize tools and equipment that are compliant with Table 1 or provide Objective Data demonstrating compliance.

  • What is Table 1 Compliance?
    • For Table 1 compliance employers must identify each activity identified on Table 1 that they engage in. For each employee engaged in a task identified on Table 1, the employer is expected to fully implement “the engineering controls, work practices, and respiratory protection specified for the task on Table 1.” RIDGID has achieved Table 1 compliance for the Dust Collector Control methods for the products featured on this page.
    • Find OSHA’s table 1 at the following link:
  • Where can I get documentation of compliance?
    • For Table 1 compliance RIDGID has prepared documentation of our solution’s compliance with OSHA regulation.

  • What is Objective Data?
    • Objective data refers to test data from tool use in relation to it’s silica exposure output that should fall within the OSHA’s acceptable range from situations including data an employer previously generated from their own testing, industry data, and 3rd-party data. The data must reflect workplace conditions closely resembling or with a higher exposure potential than the processes, types of material, control methods, work practices, and environmental conditions in the employer's current operations.

  • What OSHA compliant RIDGID products are available?
    • In response to OSHA Construction Occupational Exposure to Restorable Crystalline Silica Rules (1926.1152) RIDGID has a “Table 1 Compliant” Dust Collector Solution. The Smart Pulse 50373 (RV3410) combined with the 54213 (VF3600) Filters and a 23743 (VF3602) Dry Dust Bag is a “Table 1 Compliant” for the Dry Dust Collector control methods of the OSHA Construction Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica rules (1926.1153)
Disclaimer: These answers represent RIDGID’s interpretation of the OSHA’s ruling. You may have different interpretations. For any questions, please contact your local OSHA representative.