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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....

Automatic Shut-Off System on S3 Industrial Vacuum Cleaner

Our new S3 vacuum can be equipped with an automatic solid-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 the...

Did You Know…Nilfisk CFM Food Processing Vacuums

Did you know… Nilfisk CFM HEPA vacuums and portable dust collectors for the food industry: Are trusted by food industry giants like Kraft, Hershey and Nestle? Are the number one choice for companies implementing cleanroom environments? Feature advanced filtering...

Combustible Dust Stakeholder Meeting A Success

Last week, OSHA held their first ever virtual stakeholder meeting to gather more input on the proposed combustible dust rule.  The informal chat was just like any other “chat room,” with OSHA posing 4 specific questions (see below) to attendees. Not...

Happy 4th of July!

Speaking of independence day, did you know Nilfisk vacuums have played a critical role in American historical events?  OK, so maybe they weren’t on the battlefield in Gettysburg (although the GM80 variable speed vac is currently used to clean artifacts from the...

EPA Extends Lead RRP Deadline

Well, after much debate, the EPA announced this weekend that they are delaying the enforcement of the Lead RRP until after October 1st, and allowing contractors until December 31st to complete training. The extension comes after heavy lobbying from remodeling...
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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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