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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

OSHA Answers Questions About Housekeeping, Other Requirements of New Silica Dust Rule

Last month, OSHA provided answers to 64 questions about the silica dust rule for general industry. The FAQ covers all aspects of the rule, from exposure assessments to recordkeeping. Here, we’ve summarized some of the questions and answers about housekeeping. Does the...

Washington State Exposure Assessment Report Finds Some Workers Have Very High Exposure to Silica Dust

Worker exposure to respirable silica for some workers is very high, reaching 130 times the permissible exposure limit (PEL), according to a recent report from the Washington State’s Division of Occupational Safety and Health (DOSH). And that was before OSHA’s new...

Preventing Slip, Trip, and Fall Incidents in Your Industrial Facility

On this blog, we focus a lot on worker safety hazards that can have very serious consequences — like combustible dust, which, if ignited, can produce an explosion powerful enough to level a building, and silica dust, which can cause fatal lung disease. When these...
Combustible Dust Incidents from 15 Industries

Combustible Dust Incidents from 15 Industries

Combustible dust is one of the most under-recognized hazards in industrial facilities. This is because many people, even safety professionals, are unaware of how common combustible dust is and how dangerous it can be. Combustible dust is present in nearly every...
Our Top 5 Articles of 2017

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

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...
Tablets & Capsules Q&A: Process Efficiency and Drug Safety

Tablets & Capsules Q&A: Process Efficiency and Drug Safety

The latest issue of Solid Dose Digest features Nilfisk Director of Engineering Norman Nowosinksi discussing how material transfer systems can improve process efficiency and reduce the risk of contamination. Pharmaceutical manufacturers are always seeking to increase...

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