Combustible Dust Safety

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Which Vacuum Should I Use for Lead Dust?

Previously on Dust In Case, we’ve looked at selecting the right type of vacuum to safely remove gunpowder at firing ranges. Gunpowder dust’s dangers go beyond just combustibility, however, and ...

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WorkSafeBC Continues to Crack Down on Canadian Wood Dust Violators

Frustratingly, the Canadian wood manufacturing industry, which is concentrated primarily throughout British Columbia, continues to struggle with implementing combustible wood dust safety, and if a recent string of fines by ...

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Canadian Wood Industry Continues to Struggle With Combustible Dust

Combustible dust hazards have been plaguing the wood and sawmill industries for years now throughout Canada where there is a large forest industry. In 2012, dozens of fires and explosions ...

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Which Vacuum Should I Use for Welding Dust?

Welding and metalworking jobs can produce a byproduct of dusts, fumes and gases that can create housekeeping nuisances throughout a facility, as well as pose both health and combustible dust ...

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More Words of Combustible Dust Caution at Powder Parties

Since Dust In Case initially brought you the news of a combustible dust accident at a color run in Taiwan that killed dozens and left hundreds injured, it seems that ...

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Color Run Explosion Sparks Combustible Dust Fears

Color runs have become a fun and wildly popular way to promote fitness across North America that you’ve probably seen filling up your friend’s social feeds in recent years, but ...

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Combustible Dust Safety Is A Staffing Agency’s Responsibility, Too

One of this year’s largest proposed OSHA fines featuring combustible dust violations was handed down this week to a New Jersey restaurant furniture manufacturer. Among the 42 violations cited to ...

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What Is a Wet Mixer Vacuum?

Many combustible dusts can be easily be vacuumed with an explosion-proof certified vacuum cleaner. However, some dusts require special handling. Dusts that are classified as explosive, impact sensitive or propellants ...

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5 More Tips to Reduce Combustible Dust Risks During the Winter

With part of the country already digging out from several feet of snow and the rest feeling the effects of an Arctic freeze, it’s a foregone conclusion that winter has ...

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5 Tips to Reduce Combustible Dust Fires In Factories

A Cleveland auto coatings plant is handed down a $62,300 fine by OSHA for violating combustible dust hazards. A combustible dust explosion at a British Columbia wood pellet plant leaves ...