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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....

The ABC’s of the RRP: Lead Rule Webinar

Well, the EPA’s Lead RRP enforcement deadline of October 1st has come and gone, but the next big date is right around the corner.  Contractors must now complete training before December 31st.  If you’re still looking for more information on the RRP, check...

Imperial Sugar Company Rises from the Combustible Dust Ashes

Nearly 3 years after the combustible dust accident heard ’round the world, Imperial Sugar Company has literally rose from the ashes; turning a company associated with tragedy into a company leading the way on safety. The below post from their website (also...
Boat Manufacturers Join the Combustible Dust Current

Boat Manufacturers Join the Combustible Dust Current

In a recent post, on Boating Industry Insider Jeff Elliott discusses the concerns of fiberglass manufacturers as they brace themselves for OSHA’s stepped up efforts on combustible dust.  In an industry with heavy sanding and grinding processes, hazardous...
Don’t Forget Combustible Dust During Fire Prevention Week

Don’t Forget Combustible Dust During Fire Prevention Week

Even though NFPA’s fire prevention week  (October 3-9) primarily focuses on fire safety in the home, we want to remind you that it doesn’t stop there.  Fire prevention and safety is just as important in the workplace.  These past couple years we’ve...

Lead RRP Deadline is Fast Approaching!

In the words of  Glenn Frey…the heat is on.  The enforcement deadline for the EPA’s Lead RRP,  (extended from April 21),  is only 2 days away; however, contractors still have until December 31st to complete an EPA-certified RRP course. If you’re...

We have a new combustible dust brochure!

In response to OSHA’s increased focus on combustible dust, we’ve  updated our Hazardous Location brochure, dedicated to industrial vacuum cleaners for combustible dust preventative maintenance. The Industrial Vacuums for Hazardous Locations brochure is a 4-page,...

Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite…

Just the mention of bed bugs makes my skin itch; and lately, there have been a lot of mentions.  From hotels to planes to movie theaters, bed bugs are great hitchhikers; catching a ride on luggage, purses or clothing, our transient lifestyles have enabled easy travel...
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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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