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What Combustible Dust Standards Do You Have to Follow?

August 28, 2017   1:57 pm
Inspector
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
Electrical Sparks
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   >

OSHA Removes Combustible Dust Standard from Regulatory Agenda

July 24, 2017   11:06 am
OSHA combustible dust standard
OSHA’s spring regulatory agenda, released late last week, does not include the combustible dust standard that the agency has been working on since 2009. OSHA cited “resource constraints and other priorities” as the reason for abandoning this and other rules related to workplace safety. The agenda is the latest example of the Trump administration following […] 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   >

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   >
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