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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....

Quick Facts About Equipment and Machinery Fire Hazards

This article is Part 4 of our “Quick Facts About Fire Hazards” series. Check out the other posts on combustible dust, hot work, and flammable and combustible liquids and gases. Stay tuned for a post on electrical hazards. Whether you run processing machines 24/7 or...

Silica Dust Cleaning Challenge Video

It’s time for another cleaning challenge. With the release of OSHA’s silica dust standard, it is now more important than ever to properly collect and contain silica dust. See the Nilfisk T48 in action: To learn more about Nilfisk Industrial Vacuums and/or...

Quick Facts About Liquid and Gas Fire Hazards

This article is Part 3 of our “Quick Facts About Fire Hazards” series. Check out the posts on combustible dust and hot work. And stay tuned for info on equipment and machinery and electrical hazards. Flammable liquids and gases are present in many industrial...

New Combustible Dust Brochure Available

Want to keep your facility safe and rid of combustible dust hazards? Download our latest brochure update to understand how to”Safely Collect Combustible Dust with Certified Explosion-Proof and NFPA-Complaint Vacuums.” To request a free copy please email us...

Quick Facts About Hot Work Fire Hazards

This article is Part 2 of our “Quick Facts About Fire Hazards” series. Check out the post on combustible dust. And stay tuned for posts on flammable liquids and gases, equipment and machinery, and electrical hazards. According to U.S. Chemical Safety Board...

The Value of Clean [Infographic]

Cleanliness isn’t just next to godliness. It’s next to healthiness and productivity as well. This infographic from ISSA shows how much you can save by promoting cleanliness in your facility. ©...

Nilfisk Launches Wet/Dry Cleanroom Vacuum

Nilfisk introduces the VHS110 CR cleanroom industrial vacuum cleaner, designed specifically for cleanroom environments up to Class 10 (ISO 4). Complete with three stages of filtration, the VHS110 CR safely collects fine dust for operator safety while meeting FDA...

Quick Facts About Combustible Dust Fire Hazards

This article is Part 1 of our “Quick Facts About Fire Hazards” series. Stay tuned for posts on hot work, flammable liquids and gases, equipment and machinery, and electrical hazards. We put out a ton of content about combustible dust, and we know not everyone has the...

Top 10 Industries That Violate OSHA’s Housekeeping Standard

As we mentioned in a previous blog, the penalties for OSHA violations will increase a whopping 78% on August 1. If you want to avoid costly fines, you need to become compliant as soon as possible. That includes complying with 29 CFR 1910.22, which is the main OSHA...
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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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