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Beware of Combustible Dust Levels in the Winter

Beware of Combustible Dust Levels in the Winter

The U.S. Chemical Safety Board continues to urge OSHA for a new combustible dust standard. As the winter months approach, manufacturers must continue to take proper measures to decrease combustible dust accumulations as weather conditions during this season can...

Podcast Part II: Combustible Dust, Manufacturers’ Dirty Little Secret

Hopefully you already tuned in to part 1 of this 2-part podcast series on the hazards of combustible dust. In part one, we introduced the basic problems posed by dust that can explode. We documented its history and explained how this phenomenon occurs in manufacturing...

Another FoxConn incident reminds us that fire prevention is key

Yikes! Remember the FoxConn combustible dust explosion that killed several workers and stirred up worker safety issues at the Chinese iPhone manufacturer? Well, another recent fire has put them back in the headlines. While the initial cause is being blamed on a faulty...

Worker Deaths by Explosions and Fires Increase Dramatically

Not what we were hoping for. According to the  U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, 2010 saw a 47% rise in worker deaths associated with fire and explosion. According to the report, work-related fatalities resulting...
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