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OSHA Silica Dust Interim
Enforcement Guidance: Housekeeping Practices

OSHA Silica Dust Interim
Enforcement Guidance: Housekeeping Practices

OSHA Silica Dust Interim
Enforcement Guidance: Housekeeping Practices

Our Top 5 Articles of 2017

As we look back on 2017, we can unequivocally say it was an exciting year for the safety industry. We saw some new standards (e.g., OSHA’s silica dust rule) come into enforcement, while others (OSHA’s combustible dust standard) were taken off the table, at least for...

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Silica Dust Rule

On December 22, a federal appeals court upheld OSHA’s new silica dust rule, rejecting a challenge filed by North America’s Building Trades Unions. The rule, which went into enforcement on September 23, 2017, reduces the permissible exposure limit (PEL) for workers in...

A Food Manufacturer’s Guide to Fire Prevention Through Housekeeping: NFPA Codes & Standards You Need to Know

The 2008 explosion and fire at the Imperial Sugar Company in Port Wentworth, Georgia, is the best-known example of a combustible dust incident at a food manufacturing plant. And for good reason: the fire was devastating. It killed 14 people and injured 38 others....

Top 10 Most Cited OSHA Standards in Food Manufacturing

Come August 2, the maximum penalties for OSHA fines will go up in their first increase since 1990. The jump will not be small. To make up for 26 years of not adjusting for inflation, the agency will hike its fines by 78% this year. For Serious, Other-Than-Serious, and...

5 Major Causes of Industrial Fires and Explosions

Industrial fires and explosions cost companies and governments billions of dollars every year, not to mention the loss of life, which can’t be described in monetary terms. According to the most recent fire statistics from the National Fire Protection Association...

NFPA Codes for Food Manufacturers [Infographic]

If you’re in the food manufacturing industry, you’re at risk of a combustible dust explosion. As a companion to our popular Food Manufacturer’s Guide to Fire Prevention Through Housekeeping, we’ve put together this handy infographic...

Nilfisk Launches Certified Class II, Division 2 Vacuum

Nilfisk has announced the launch of the VHS 110, CSA-certified Class II Division 2 vacuum for safe and compliant collection of combustible dusts. The VHS 110 meets NFPA 652 housekeeping recommendations for the safe collection of combustible dusts. Featuring a...

Webinar: Combustible Dust Housekeeping

With the release of NFPA 652 and OSHA inspections on the rise, it’s important to understand the facts, and even the fiction, when it comes to keeping your facility safe and compliant. It is up to you to understand and comply with all of the regulations – and that’s no...

How Vacuum Filtration Helps Prevent Food Contamination

Every year, foodborne illnesses cost the economy more than $15.6 billion and send more than 53,000 Americans to the hospital. A large portion of these costs and illnesses are due to a group of usual suspects — 15 pathogens including E. coli, Salmonella, and...
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Is Your Combustible Dust Risk Greater Than You Think? What You Need to Know About Particle Size

Wood Sawdust As part of our effort to identify knowledge gaps surrounding combustible dust, we asked several experts what they see as the biggest misconceptions about this hazard. By far the most common answer we heard was that companies don’t understand the hazards present in...

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