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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....

Remember Worker Safety on Labor Day

We hope everyone enjoyed the Labor Day holiday, a symbolic marker to the unofficial end of summer and fashion reminder to pack up those white pants until next season. Most of you probably spent the long weekend grilling with friends or soaking up the last bit of rays...

DIY Vacuum Cleaners!

Haven’t seen enough? The S2 and S3 industrial vacuum cleaners feature a highly modular design that allows the operator to easily remove the motor head for regular maintenance, upgrades and service.  For more information, visit...

Liquid Shut-off Sensor on Industrial Vacuum Cleaner

Our new S3 vacuum cleaner can be equipped with an automatic liquid-level sensor that shuts off the industrial vacuum cleaner when maximum capacity is achieved.  This feature is great for increasing productivity since workers don’t have to worry about overfilling...

Massachusetts Lead RRP : “We are here.”

Despite the EPA delaying enforcement of their federally-enforced Lead RRP until October 1st, it seems that Massachusetts’ lead law, one of about 9 states who filed to administer and enforce their own version of the RRP,  is alive and kicking.  And the state...
Combustible Dust Ground Zero: The Real Story

Combustible Dust Ground Zero: The Real Story

I came across this archived article today and thought it was still worth sharing.  Written 5 months after the Imperial Sugar Factory tragedy, this Savannah newspaper article paints a dreadful picture of the blast heard ’round the world and really puts the...

Combustible Dust Housekeeping 101

Keep it clean and there will be no dust. If there is no dust there will be no fires If there is no dust there will be no dustcloud If there is no dust cloud, there will be no explosion Robert Zuiderveld impressed us with the above rhyme during a recent combustible...
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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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