OSHA-Compliant Personnel Cleaning Station
Guardair Corporation announces a new, safe-to-operate vacuum designed to clean dust, powders, and debris off workers’ clothing thereby eliminating the dangerous practice of self-cleaning with compressed air. 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 a proprietary, on-demand air-agitator brush attachment with a high efficiency pneumatic vacuum. Thumbswitch activated, the air-agitator loosens and lifts particles airborne where the vacuum sucks them away safely and effectively. With no motor to burn out, it's virtually maintenance-free. The unit mounts on any vertical surface and is constructed from rugged polyethylene. Weighing in at 13 pounds, the Personnel Cleaning Station includes a 5.5-gallon container, pre-drilled steel mounting bracket, a 10' vacuum/supply hose assembly, and air-agitator brush attachment. Featuring a 3/8 FNPT inlet, the unit generates vacuum flow of 73 CFM, yet consumes only 33 CFM of compressed air. Equipped with a standard cartridge filter (77% efficient at 0.8 Microns), or optional HEPA filtration, the Station is backed by the Guardair Forever Warranty and manufactured in the U.S.