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Reducing Hazardous Dust Exposure When Cutting Fiber-Cement Siding


June 2015
DHHS (NIOSH) Publication Number 2015-185
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Construction workers may be exposed to hazardous dust containing silica when cutting fiber-cement siding. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) found that workers’ exposures could be reduced by attaching a regular shop vacuum to a dust-collecting circular saw providing a simple low-cost solution.