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Brady SPC Offers Safer Absorbent Alternative to Granulars Containing Silica, A Heightened Concern After OSHA's Recent Final Rule on Limiting Exposure to Silica

Polypropylene-based absorbent pads and rolls effectively absorb spills without using silica

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (PRWEB) May 09, 2016

Brady (NYSE:BRC), a global leader in industrial and safety printing systems and solutions, today announces its Brady SPC line of absorbent and spill control products is a safer, more effective alternative to commonly-used granular products that contain silica. With OSHA recently announcing its final rule to protect workers from exposure to respirable crystalline silica, Brady SPC highlights its wide variety of universal, oil-only and chemical absorbent products that are polypropylene-based.

“One of the most common compositions for granular absorbents is diatomaceous earth, which is 80-90% silica based,” says Courtney Bohman, global product manager for Brady SPC. “As a safer solution, Brady SPC offers absorbent materials that are polypropylene-based, including pads, rolls, mats, socs and pillows. To ensure continued workplace safety and OSHA compliance, these products are an effective absorbent and spill response alternative to granular products.”

OSHA’s recent final rule on limiting exposure to respirable crystalline silica was issued to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease that has been linked to high levels of silica. The rule is comprised of two standards, one for construction and one for general industry and maritime, and it’s expected to save over 600 lives and prevent more than 900 new cases of silicosis each year. To learn more about the rule, key provisions and compliance schedule, visit

As safer, non-silica solution to spill response and absorbents, Brady SPC absorbent pads and rolls are a cost-effective product for leaks, drips and spills. They are ideal for any indoor, outdoor and hazmat application, with quality and durable construction for use around machinery, under leaky pipes or fittings, in messy traffic areas and other facility needs.

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About Brady Corporation:    
Brady Corporation is an international manufacturer and marketer of complete solutions that identify and protect people, products and places. Brady’s products help customers increase safety, security, productivity and performance and include high-performance labels, signs, safety devices, printing systems and software. Founded in 1914, the company has a diverse customer base in electronics, telecommunications, manufacturing, electrical, construction, education, medical, aerospace and a variety of other industries. Brady is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and as of August 1, 2015, employed approximately 6,400 people in its worldwide businesses. Brady’s fiscal 2014 sales were approximately $1.23 billion. Brady stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BRC. More information is available on the Internet at

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