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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....

Cross-Contamination: The Enemy of Safe, Pure, and Effective

As anyone in the pharma industry can attest, since about 2000, the number of FDA inspections has increased. The agency has more inspectors on the street and is issuing more warning letters. Between 2007 and 2013 alone, the number of FDA warning letters skyrocketed...

Taking the First Steps to Comply with NFPA 652

Understanding the first steps when dealing combustible dust is essential to properly adhering to NFPA 652. View the video here, to understand The First Steps to Comply with NFPA 652. _____________________ NFPA 652 serves as the unifying standard for managing...

Is Your Dust Combustible? Dust Testing Under NFPA 652

Have you tested your dust? If not, it’s time to get on that. Under the recently released NFPA 652: Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustible Dust, material explosivity testing is now a requirement for all facilities that generate, handle, or store dust. This means...

Myth Busters: Explosion-Proof Vacuums

Nilfisk’s Myth Buster series continues here with understanding Explosion-Proof Vacuums. View the video here! _____________________ Myth: “Explosion-proof” is a buzzword that any manufacturer can use to describe its products. Fact: Vacuum cleaners and other...
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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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