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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   >

What Combustible Dust Standards Do You Have to Follow?

August 28, 2017   1:57 pm
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If you’re up on the latest workplace health and safety news (or if you’re a regular reader of this blog), you know that last month OSHA removed the combustible dust standard from its regulatory agenda. What does this mean for you as a manufacturer or an industrial processor with a facility that contains combustible dust? […] Read More   >

Is Your Shop-Style Vacuum Creating an Explosion Hazard in Your Facility?

July 26, 2017   12:08 pm
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One of the most common questions we get about combustible dust is whether an industrial vacuum is really necessary. Won’t a shop-style vacuum do the trick? While shop-style vacuums (i.e., the kind you’ll find at The Home Depot or Lowe’s) are great for cleaning your garage, your home woodworking shop, and even some commercial applications, […] Read More   >
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