Combustible Dust Safety

Pine Beetles

Beetles May Have Caused Explosion at B.C. Wood Facility

In the last six months, there have been two combustible dust explosions in British Columbia, Canada at lumber mills. As a result, many industry leaders and officials are beginning to ...

Combustible Grain Dust

It Really Can: On Grain Dust Explosions

One of the most common problems we hear about at Dust In Case is that people don’t realize that the dust they’re working with might be highly combustible. One of ...

Combustible Dust Housekeeping

How to Create a Documented Housekeeping Program

When your factory has a process that involves or creates combustible dust, you need to be on top of housekeeping. Making sure a regular schedule is kept for cleaning up, ...

Combustible Dust Warning Sign

“I’ve Been Told My Material Is Explosive – Now What Do I Do?”

If you run a company that works regularly with non-combustible resources, a shift to working with explosive materials might seem like a daunting task. There are safety regulations to think ...

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

OSHA Fines at Wood Pellet Manufacturer Reveal True Cost of Poor Housekeeping

What began as an investigation over a fire on October 20, 2011 at the New England Wood Pellet LLC has now resulted in $147,000 worth of proposed safety fines after ...

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Aluminum Dust Fines Force Florida Facility to Close Doors

Taking combustible dust regulations lightly has contributed to a heavy list of fines and forced one Florida aluminum fabricator to close its doors. According to reports by The Daily Commercial ...

Combustible Dust Explosion

Understanding Combustible Dust Safety: An Introduction to the Complexity

Today it seems to be a well-known fact that dust, as common as it may be, can be combustible. It has also been determined that if a large enough amount ...

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Combustible Dust Hazards Continue to Milk Fines

The need for tighter regulations and preventive measures is again making headlines after OSHA hands out safety violations stemming from combustible dust hazards to a manufacturer of dried milk products. ...

Combutstible Dust Diagram

What Is Combustible Dust and Why Should You Care?

Most people probably think dust is inert and a sign of laziness.  In reality though, that is far from the case. So what is combustible dust and why should you ...