Guardair Corporation (Chicopee, MA) has announced a new, safe-to-operate vacuum designed to clean dust, powders, and debris off workers’ clothing—eliminating the dangerous practice of self-cleaning with compressed air, according to the company. OSHA Directive STD 01-13-001 prohibits the use of a “gun, pipe, or cleaning lance” for self-cleaning which might blow “a chip or particle into the eyes or unbroken skin of the operator or other workers.” Use of the Personnel Cleaning Station eliminates this dangerous practice through innovative vacuum technology. Running off standard shop compressed air, the Personnel Cleaning Station pairs an on-demand air-agitator brush attachment with a high efficiency pneumatic vacuum. Thumb switch activated, the air-agitator loosens and lifts particles airborne where the vacuum sucks them away safely and effectively.
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