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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....

Q&A: Silica Dust Compliance for the Construction Industry

We recently hosted a free webinar on silica dust to help construction industry professionals understand the requirements and provisions of OSHA’s new rule. The event generated a lot of great discussion about how to identify and mitigate silica dust hazards in...

Silica Dust Webinar Recording Now Available

Missed our recent webinar on OSHA’s silica dust regulations and compliance for the construction industry? You can now watch the webcast on-demand. Click here for free instant access to the webinar recording. Webinar details Title: Silica Dust: Understanding the...

5 Hazardous Dusts Commonly Found in Composites Manufacturing

Dust is everywhere in composites manufacturing. If it’s not controlled, that dust can easily find its way into your eyes and lungs, causing irritation; into hard-to-reach areas, creating combustible dust hazards; and onto surfaces, leading to slip and fall incidents....

OSHA Delays New Silica, Beryllium Rules

In the past month, OSHA has announced delays to some of its newer standards, including those limiting exposure to silica dust and beryllium. Read on to learn the current state of these two rules. Silica dust: Enforcement date delayed to September 23, 2017 Last week,...

Nilfisk Highlights: INTERPHEX 2017

Thanks to all our customers and prospects for making INTERPHEX 2017 a great success. We spent three days in The Big Apple focusing on our complete line of dust control solutions for the pharmaceutical industry – conveying, containment and collection. In case you...

Nilfisk Industrial Vacuums at First-Ever ProFood Tech Event

We’re making a big trade show appearance at McCormick Place (Chicago, IL) this week! We’re back at it again, representing the complete Nilfisk floor-to-ceiling cleaning solution at ProMat 2017 (South Hall). And, at the same time, introducing our industrial...

Do You Know These 5 Facts About Combustible Dust?

Combustible dust isn’t a new topic (we’ve been writing about it for a long time!). But still, we find that many misconceptions remain about the risks of combustible dust and how manufacturers across industries can combat this hazard. To clear up the most...
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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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