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Concrete Drilling

  • Material: Concrete or concrete block
  • Task: Drilling
  • Equipment and Controls: Rotary Hammer drill with dust extraction
  • Task/Control Description:
    • Drilling 3/8” to ¼” holes into concrete walls, ceiling, and floors (poured concrete) using a Rotary Hammer Drill.
    • Drilling 3/8” to ¼” holes into concrete block walls with a Rotary Hammer Drill.

Worker Training:

            In-house training can be provided by a supervisor.


            All dust will be collected by the vacuum and dust container attached to the Rotary Hammer Drill. The dust will be emptied and disposed of in trash bags.

Medical Surveillance:

            There is no medical surveillance required for this project. Drilling will not take place for a period longer than 30 days.

Additional Comments:

            Per OSHA’s Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction, OSHA 3901-07R 2017, respiratory protection is not required when using handheld or stand-mounted drills equipped with a dust collection system, including for overhead drilling, regardless of task duration.


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Subject:  Concrete Drilling

I have read the requirements for Concrete Drilling with a Rotary Hammer Drill. I understand that if I have questions, at any time, I will consult with my immediate supervisor.

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