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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....

Say Hello to the Future of Industrial Vacuums!

This is big. This week, we started telling people about our NEW industrial vacuums, the S2 and S3.  So what, you say?  Well, the S2 and S3 are literally the next generation of industrial vacuums, superseding the bread and butter of our single-phase industrial line....

OSHA Hosting Virtual Combustible Dust Stakeholder Meeting

Are you a manufacturer concerned about forthcoming combustible dust regulations?  Have you shared your throughts with OSHA yet?  If not, then be sure to sign up for their upcoming virtual stakeholder meeting (the agency’s first web-based stakeholder meeting...

Lemonade Days at Nilfisk!! Alex’s Lemonade Stand!

It’s that time of year again!!  This week marks the 10th anniversary since 4-year old Alex Scott held her first lemonade stand in her front yard to raise money for “her doctors,” to find a cure for childhood cancer.  Sadly, Alex passed away at the...

Stay Safe! In and Out of Work!

It’s National Safety Month! Yes, safety is ALWAYS important,  but during the month of June the National Safety Council (NSC), which sponsors the initiative, is putting in extra effort to remind people to live and work safely. The organization  has identified weekly...

Dust to Dust: Combustible Dust Raises Explosive Issues

As featured in May’s issue of Occupational Health & Safety magazine. Combustible dust, as defined by the National Fire Protection Association, is any finely divided solid material that is 420 microns or smaller in diameter and presents a fire or explosion hazard...

Come to our combustible dust event TODAY at AIHCE!

Just a final reminder that  TODAY is our special event at the AIHA conference (AIHCE), “Clearing the Air: Preventing Combustible Dust Hazards with the Proper Cleaning Equipment!”  Hope to see you there!  Walks-ups welcome! Details:  What:  “Clearing the Air:...

Going to AIHCE? Come to our combustible dust event!

Are you attending AIHCE next week in Denver??? What: Clearing the Air: Preventing Combustible Dust Hazards with Proper Cleaning Equipment When: Monday, May 24, 2010; 2:30 – 4:00pm CDT Where: American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce)Hyatt Regency...

Poisoned by Paint, an Op-Ed Article

Thought this was worth sharing… (taken from The Record, written by Steve C. Gold). IT IS SUPPOSED to be a problem of the past – children poisoned by the lead in the paint in their homes. After all, the government banned lead-based paint from homes in 1978. But...
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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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