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Pulp and Paper: Improve Employee Health with Dust Control (Part 1)

Paper product manufacturing facilities see their fair share of dust. Over the years, mill workers have complained of respiratory symptoms like chronic cough, chest tightness and wheezing and blame their prolonged exposure to paper dust for these health issues. In...

What’s new with Combustible Dust?

Nilfisk Industrial Vacuums has been watching and posting about the Combustible Dust issue since 2008. FIVE years! But, there has been plenty to say. Combustible Dust standards, events and unfortunate fires are happening every day. Below, we’ve compiled a list of...

Grain Mills: Combustible Dust Housekeeping (Part 3)

The potential for explosions to occur from dust collections made of flour, sugar, cinnamon or grain particles, for example, poses a significant risk to employee safety, facility maintenance and food purity. Traditional plant maintenance methods like sweeping and...

Grain Mills: Beyond Dust, Spill Response Takes Priority (Part 2)

Food manufacturers are faced with many types of obstacles when it comes to cleaning and maintenance. While dust and general maintenance are well-known challenges for milling facilities, by-products of production like liquids and oils create hazardous conditions on and...

Grain Mills: Preventative Maintenance and Dust Control (Part 1)

Every week, we see news about grain mills with dust control and maintenance issues. Simply by the nature of their processes, grain mills have difficulty keeping a clean and safe environment. This series of blog posts will review solutions for general maintenance, oil...