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OSHA Proposes to Revoke Provisions of the Beryllium Rule for Construction, Shipyard Workers

June 27, 2017   3:28 pm
OSHA
OSHA today issued a proposed rule to revoke certain provisions of its new beryllium rule for the construction and shipyard industries. The rule went into effect in May, following two delays. There are three beryllium standards — one for general industry, one for shipyards, and one for construction. The new proposed rule affects the standards […] Read More   >

Are You Overlooking the Dust Explosion Risks in Your Pharmaceutical Plant?

June 25, 2017   9:06 am
Pharma manufacturing
You follow a strict cleaning regimen to keep your cleanrooms up to ISO standards. You have procedures in place to mitigate the hazards associated with flammable solvents. And you labor tirelessly to prevent cross-contamination to keep your products pure and your workers safe. But are you overlooking the risk of combustible dust? If you manufacture […] Read More   >

The Roles of Housekeeping and Vacuum Filtration in Meeting ISO Cleanroom Standards

June 23, 2017   9:01 am
pharmaceutical cleanroom
Did you know that a person walking in a cleanroom at a rate of 2 mph (not exactly a brisk pace) can produce 5 million particles 0.3 microns or larger per minute? Even just standing motionless produces 100,000 particles/minute. And every one of those particles is a potential source of contamination. Cleanrooms are used in […] Read More   >

Q&A: Combustible Dust Safety and Compliance

June 14, 2017   9:16 am
Q&A
Last month, we hosted a free webinar on combustible dust safety and compliance. The goal was to clear up some common misconceptions and give health and safety professionals the tools they need to understand and protect against this hazard. If you missed the live event, you can watch the webcast on demand here: Combustible Dust: […] Read More   >

Combustible Dust Webinar Recording Now Available

June 1, 2017   1:57 pm
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An estimated 30,000 U.S. facilities are at risk for a combustible dust fire and/or explosion according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We recently hosted a webinar to help companies understand and mitigate their combustible dust risks. If you missed it, the recording is now available. Click here for free instant access to the […] Read More   >