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Combustible Dust Ground Zero: The Real Story

Combustible Dust Ground Zero: The Real Story

I came across this archived article today and thought it was still worth sharing.  Written 5 months after the Imperial Sugar Factory tragedy, this Savannah newspaper article paints a dreadful picture of the blast heard ’round the world and really puts the...

Combustible Dust Housekeeping 101

Keep it clean and there will be no dust. If there is no dust there will be no fires If there is no dust there will be no dustcloud If there is no dust cloud, there will be no explosion Robert Zuiderveld impressed us with the above rhyme during a recent combustible...

PRB Coal has many advantages; combustibility is not one of them

While there are many materials that fall under the combustible dust category that make you think, “really, that’s combustible?,” coal dust is certainly not one of them.  And unfortunately, the coal industry’s attempt to use a more advantageous...

Combustible Dust Stakeholder Meeting A Success

Last week, OSHA held their first ever virtual stakeholder meeting to gather more input on the proposed combustible dust rule.  The informal chat was just like any other “chat room,” with OSHA posing 4 specific questions (see below) to attendees. Not...

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...