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Is Your Combustible Dust Risk Greater Than You Think? What You Need to Know About Particle Size

November 29, 2017   12:12 pm
As part of our effort to identify knowledge gaps surrounding combustible dust, we asked several experts what they see as the biggest misconceptions about this hazard. By far the most common answer we heard was that companies don’t understand the hazards present in their facilities. Lewellyn Technology Sr. VP Jason Reason said: “Companies don’t understand […] Read More   >

Will OSHA Accept ATEX? Answering Common Questions About Vacuum Certification

November 28, 2017   3:19 pm
Last month, we interviewed several experts about OSHA and combustible dust regulations. We also asked them about some of the most common misconceptions and points of confusion they encounter when advising clients. Dr. Ashok Ghose Dastidar, VP, Dust & Flammability Testing and Consulting Services, at process safety engineering firm Fauske & Associates, LLC, said that […] Read More   >

OSHA Silica Dust Interim Enforcement Guidance: Housekeeping Practices

October 30, 2017   12:11 pm
OSHA recently released an interim enforcement guidance for the new silica standard. The guidance will be in place until the official compliance directive is available. The interim guidance doesn’t address all parts of the new standard, but it does include housekeeping, answering some of big questions about enforcement, like whether sweeping compounds are acceptable for […] Read More   >

Tablets & Capsules Q&A: Process Efficiency and Drug Safety

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The latest issue of Solid Dose Digest features Nilfisk Director of Engineering Norman Nowosinksi discussing how material transfer systems can improve process efficiency and reduce the risk of contamination. Pharmaceutical manufacturers are always seeking to increase efficiency while ensuring the safety of their products and workplaces. Today, these issues are at the forefront because both competition […] Read More   >

Combustible Dust Regulations, Codes, and Resources by State

October 25, 2017   9:49 am
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In a previous article, we looked at the differences between federal and state-level regulations concerning workplace health and safety. Now, we’ll turn to a topic that’s near and dear to our hearts: combustible dust. The state-level regulations surrounding combustible dust are complex! Most states start with the same basic foundation — e.g., codes and standards […] Read More   >

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