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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   >

Experts Comment on How OSHA Abandoning the Combustible Dust Standard Will Affect Industry

October 16, 2017   9:38 am
In July, OSHA removed the combustible dust standard from its regulatory agenda. What does that mean for facilities where combustible dust is present? To answer this and other combustible dust-related questions, we spoke with several safety experts (including one former OSHA inspector). Here’s what they had to say about OSHA’s latest move and what companies […] Read More   >

2018 International Fire Code Requires Compliance with NFPA 652 Combustible Dust Standard

October 3, 2017   1:01 pm
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The 2018 version of the International Fire Code is out! And it requires compliance with NFPA 652: Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust. Read on to find out what that means for you. What is NFPA 652? This standard was released in 2016 by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). It applies to all […] Read More   >