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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   >

Nilfisk Launches New Continuous Duty Line of NRTL-Certified Class II, Division 2 Vacuums for the Safe Collection of Combustible Dust

May 30, 2017   10:39 am
Nilfisk announces the launch of two new lines of NRTL-certified continuous duty industrial vacuums for Class II, Division 2 and non-classified environments. All vacuums feature ETL-certification and  are designed to meet NFPA 652 housekeeping recommendations for the safe collection of combustible dust, as laid out in Section 8.4.2.2. Machine design requirements to ensure NFPA 652 […] Read More   >

Q&A: Silica Dust Compliance for the Construction Industry

May 17, 2017   1:30 pm
Q&A
We recently hosted a free webinar on silica dust to help construction industry professionals understand the requirements and provisions of OSHA’s new rule. The event generated a lot of great discussion about how to identify and mitigate silica dust hazards in construction environments. Below you’ll find an edited version of the Q&A portion, which includes […] Read More   >

Silica Dust Webinar Recording Now Available

May 10, 2017   10:04 am
Silica Dust webcast
Missed our recent webinar on OSHA’s silica dust regulations and compliance for the construction industry? You can now watch the webcast on-demand. Click here for free instant access to the webinar recording. Webinar details Title: Silica Dust: Understanding the Requirements & Provisions for Construction Industry Compliance Presenters: Steve Mitchell — Training Manager & Norman Nowosinski, P.E. — Business Development […] Read More   >

5 Hazardous Dusts Commonly Found in Composites Manufacturing

April 25, 2017   12:05 pm
carbon nanotube
Dust is everywhere in composites manufacturing. If it’s not controlled, that dust can easily find its way into your eyes and lungs, causing irritation; into hard-to-reach areas, creating combustible dust hazards; and onto surfaces, leading to slip and fall incidents. Here are five hazardous dusts commonly found in composites manufacturing. Silica dust As the American […] Read More   >
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