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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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OSHA Issues New Silica Dust Rule

As discussed earlier here on DustInCase, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has revised its rulings to crystalline silica dust exposure to workers in the construction, maritime and hydraulic ...

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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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The Facts on OSHA’s Proposed Crystalline Silica Dust Rule

Crystalline silica is naturally found in soil, sand, granite, and many other minerals used within the concrete industry. Millions of U.S. workers in high risk jobs such as abrasive blasting, ...

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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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Update to Section 179 Tax Deduction Benefits Industrial Vacuum Consumers

The IRS’ Section 179 tax deduction allows business owners to deduct the value of qualifying equipment and property bought or financed, and put into use in their operations throughout the ...

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Deadly Metal Dust Explosion In China Serves As a Warning to American Manufacturers, Too

A metal dust blast inside of a Chinese automobile parts factory will go down as one of the most fatal combustible dust accidents in recent memory worldwide. It happened on ...

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Chrome Polishing Facility Explosion Highlights Dangers of Combustible Metal Dust

A fiery explosion caused by an accidental spark at the Gorilla Polishing Corporation in the Los Angeles suburb of La Habra, California took 50 firefighters to extinguish and comes with ...

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Combustible Wood Dust Hazards Continue to Plague Wood Manufacturers

Combustible wood dust remains a chronic nuisance within the wood manufacturing industry, and a recent spell of OSHA violations, accidents and research on the epidemic reveals that manufacturers are still ...