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The Truth about Silica…

What is silica? Crystalline silica is one of the most frequently occurring natural materials on earth and it's most common form is sand. 

Is OSHA concerned about silica in clay absorbents? No. OSHA’s recent rules on silica dust exempts clay plant employees from higher standards because there is no evidence that clay dust is as hazardous as other silicas.

Why the warning on floor absorbent packaging? It is required by law to alert (through labeling) the presence of crystalline silica in all products. Clay-based Oil-Dri products have been thoroughly tested in their intended uses and have been safely used as floor absorbent and cat litter for decades.

What is considered a “high level” of respirable crystalline silica and how does Oil-Dri stack up? OSHA states that a minimum of 25 micrograms per cubic meter of air (25 μg/m3) in an 8-hour time-weighted average (TWA) must be addressed by an employer. Tests show the average dust exposure when working with clay absorbents over an 8 hour shift would – in the worst case-- be exposed to less than 1/4000 of the Standard’s minimum. In short, use of clay absorbents is irrelevant for determining if the OSHA regulation will apply to the workplace. 

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Oil-Dri Corporation of America is dedicated to the continued development of innovative sorbent solutions while providing the same commitment to distribution since 1941. Download the catalog (right) to see our entire family of absorbent products.
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This unique winter traction aid that breaks down snow and ice while absorbing the standing water before it can re-freeze. The all-natural formula is non-toxic and contains only 1/3 salt by volume thereby reducing the negative environmental impact of salt.

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Oil-Dri Corporation of America is best known for producing the high quality absorbent clay that has made them a leader in industrial markets since 1941. Oil-Dri is also a proud supplier of absorbent pads, mats, rolls, socks and spill kits. Oil-Dri is your one source to supply all your spill control needs.

The Oil-Dri Advantage

Oil-Dri is a proud supplier of absorbent products for industrial and automotive applications. As the largest manufacturer of floor absorbent in the world, the Oil-Dri brand is trusted and recognized coast-to-coast. Our offerings include top quality granular absorbents as well as a complete line of synthetic absorbents such as polypropylene pads, rolls, socks, pillows, booms and emergency spill kits. The versatility of our product line allows us to be your one-stop supplier of sorbent solutions.

Oil-Dri now carries a full line of Sweeping Compound Available in four formulas, multiple sizes, and colored either red or green. Ships from multiple locations. Co-load with absorbent. Call for a quote!

Mighty Sweep (sanded, oil-base)
Ready Sweep (no-sand, oil-base)
Ultra Sweep (no-sand, wax-base)
Eco Sweep (recycled, no petroleum)

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Automotive Repair Show

Bryan Fuller and Kevin Byrd
endorse Oil-Dri® absorbents on
their automotive repair TV show.
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Just for fun... Check out Oil-Dri's
spoof on the 1979 Classic 'Mean Joe Greene' commercial
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