Combustible Dust Safety

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Which Vacuum Should I Use for Metal Additive Manufacturing?

Recently here on Dust In Case, we dove into the world of additive manufacturing (also known as “3-D printing”) and took a look at the hurdles the plastic side of ...

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Which Vacuum Should I Use for Plastic Additive Manufacturing?

One of the biggest hurdles the additive manufacturing industry (more commonly known as “3-D printing”) faces is the by-product of combustible dust. It’s critical to clearly identify the specific hazard ...

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Combustible Dust Accidents Reveal Slow Progress to Change Federal Regulations

It’s been nearly a decade now since the Chemical Safety Board has recommended that the Occupational Safety and Health Association reevaluate and amend rules on combustible dust, especially those pertaining ...

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Cold Weather Season Risky for Combustible Dust

The arrival of Old Man Winter does more than just blow cold weather and air throughout regions of the United States and Canada. It’s also one of the more dangerous ...

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Combustible Dust Housekeeping Prevents Larger Disaster at Sawmill

What could have resulted in a larger disaster was minimized through diligent combustible dust housekeeping at one sawmill in British Columbia. It happened on July 23rd at the Carrier Lumber ...

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Family Seeks Criminal Charges Following Grain Dust Explosion

On October 29, 2011, six workers were killed after a massive grain dust explosion occurred inside an elevator at the Bartlett Grain Co. facility in Atchinson, Kansas. Despite being served ...

Firing Range Explosion Proof Vacuum

What Type of Vacuum Should I Use for Firing Ranges?

One of the major concerns at shooting ranges is how to properly remove the accumulated lead dust from weapon discharge. The dust needs to be removed quickly, often, and in ...

Food and Grain Dust Vacuum

What Vacuum Should I Use for Grain Dust Removal?

We’ve talked a lot about the dangers of grain dust explosions. Dust from corn and wheat stored in dry environments like a silo and exposed to an ignition source can ...

Combustible Dust Housekeeping Guide

Combustible Dust Training Part II: Resource Guide

In our last post we discussed the importance of combustible dust training for you and your staff of employees. Today we’re going to go over a few resources you can ...

Combustible Dust Training

Combustible Dust Training Part I: The Importance of Education

One of OSHA’s Safety and Health Information Bulletins, titled Combustible Dust in Industry: Preventing and Mitigating the Effects of Fire and Explosions discusses some of the tragedies that have befallen ...