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H-class vacuums are designed to handle the toughest construction and industrial tasks, including concrete cutting, demolition work, asbestos removal and more. These vacuums are equipped with advanced filtration systems to effectively capture and contain dust, debris, and other hazardous materials, making them ideal for use in dust control measures and personal protective equipment (PPE) programs. They also must meet OSHA regulations for respiratory protection and be suitable for air quality testing and environmental impact assessments.

What Are H-Class Vacuums Used For?

H-Class Vacuums & Dust extractors are generally used for the toughest construction jobs where there is high exposure to harmful & hazardous dust particles such as asbestos or silica. These are some of the jobs that require H-Class cleaners, but always be sure to check with your States OSHA standards:

Roofing work, Flooring installation, Plumbing work, Electrical work, Masonry work, HVAC work, Drywall installation and finishing, Floor sanding and refinishing, Concrete finishing, Carpentry work, Painting and plastering, Excavation work, Drywall Sanding Tile cutting and more.

What are the benefits of using H-class Dust Extractors for construction and Industrial jobs?

HEPA filters are high-efficiency air filters that are commonly used in vacuum cleaners. The acronym HEPA stands for “high-efficiency particulate air.” These filters are designed to trap very small particles, such as dust, pollen, and pet dander, that other vacuum cleaners might not be able to capture. When a vacuum cleaner is equipped with a HEPA filter, it can effectively remove these small particles from the air, helping to improve air quality in your home and reduce allergy and asthma symptoms.

What are the requirements for using H-class Vacuums/Dust Extractors in compliance with OSHA regulations and guidelines?

All H-Class vacuums must comply with Class H requirements in Australian and New Zealand Standard number 60335.2.69  

The Qld Government also provides a video tutorial on the use and maintenance of H-Class vacuums, which can be found here however each H-class machine has its own operating manual which must be followed.

DOP testing is a crucial way to determine if a H-class vacuum is in compliance with OSHA standards. The test uses dioctyl phthalate, or DOP, as a test aerosol to measure the concentration of particles upstream and downstream of the machine’s filter. By comparing these measurements, we can figure out how effective the filter is at trapping harmful particles. OSHA requires that H-class vacuums have filters that can remove 99.97% of particles 0.3 micrometers in diameter or larger, and a DOP test can help us make sure the machine meets this requirement. In short, DOP testing is a vital way to ensure that H-class vacuums are up to snuff and safe to use.