OSHA Implements Silica Standards for Maritime Industry

OSHA Implements Silica Standards for Maritime Industry

For the first time in history, OSHA is cracking down on silica exposure beyond a narrow section of the construction industry.

Maritime industry employers and port operators are now required to assess their sites for silica dust and take required positive dust control actions.

All companies in Maritime Industry with employees who might be exposed to respirable crystalline silica must take action.

This applies to port terminal operators, shipping and bulk handling companies, longshoremen employers, bulk storage facilities, and many more.

Request a Free Dust Control Compliance Strategy from HKD Blue.

HKD Blue has worked with port terminal operators and stevedoring companies across the United States and Canada to develop custom dust control solutions.

For a permanent silica and dust control solution at your port or bulk storage facility, ask us about our tower mounted V-500 FX Units. We will help you design and implement an automated multi-tower solution capable of providing dynamic atomized water coverage with a maximum throw of 300 ft throw.

Need water controls for silica exposure compliance at your port or terminal?

Our units come on fully galvanized trailers and are crane accessible.

HKD Blue works with some of North America’s biggest maritime facilities. At Canada’s oldest and busiest port in Quebec City, HKD Blue supplied (22) V-500 FX towers for a permanent solution to their dust emissions. HKD Blue has the equipment and professional expertise to get your job done right and on time.


Graphic of (19) HKD Blue V-500 FX tower-mounted dust control cannons at the Port of Quebec

Our solutions are not just for silica dust control. We work with scrap yards and other companies to engineer dynamic fire protection solutions and odor control.

Not sure what type of HKD Solution you need for your job or port terminal?

View our dust control products or request a free Dust Control Compliance Strategy or contact our team for a demo on your site.