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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....

INTERPHEX 2017: Get the First Look

We’re excited to be back in New York City and showcase our newest products to the pharmaceutical industry at INTERPHEX 2017. Get the first look at booth #2537 and what you can expect to see this week: If you can’t make it to the show, get in touch with...

What is ATEX Certification? Is It Applicable in North America?

Lately, we’ve seen more vacuum cleaners being marketed in the United States as “ATEX certified” or “ATEX approved.” We even offer some combustible dust safe pneumatic vacuums that meet ATEX requirements. However, the introduction of yet another acronym to the already...

Vacuum Filters for Industrial Processing [Free eBook]

Vacuum cleaners are critical components of any industrial cleaning program. Depending on your industry, the right vacuum cleaner can help you: Protect your workers from exposure to hazardous substances, including silica dust and lead Eliminate your risk of a...

OSHA’s Final Rule on Beryllium Cuts the 8-Hour PEL by 90%

UPDATED: The effective date for this rule is now May 20, 2017. The compliance dates have not changed. Less than a year after the new silica dust standard, OSHA has issued a final rule on beryllium exposure. The new standard cuts the 8-hour permissible exposure limit...

Top 8 Vacuum Solutions for the Semiconductor Industry

Semiconductor manufacturing facilities often contain toxic substances as well as combustible dust. Good housekeeping practices can go a long way toward protecting your employees and your buildings from these environmental risks. Here are our top 8 vacuum solutions for...

Top 9 Vacuum Solutions for the Metalworking Industry

Metalworking processes generate a lot of dust and debris. This dust can be combustible and toxic, putting your workers and your shop at considerable risk. Fortunately, dust incidents are easily avoidable through proper housekeeping. Here are our top 9 vacuum solutions...
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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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