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California Congressman Pressures OSHA with Combustible Dust Bill

The Imperial Sugar refinery explosion in Port Wentworth, GA was one of the worst combustible dust explosions in United States history, yet few measures have been taken to better worker ...

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Even Small OSHA Fines Can Add Up to a Larger Financial Nuisance…

In the past, Dust In Case has covered stories on some of OSHA’s largest combustible dust fines across many industries, but in other cases, even the smaller ones can add ...

Minnesota Grain Dust Explosion

Rash of Minnesota Explosions Proves Grain Dust Not to Be Taken Lightly

The heart of the Midwest’s grain production world was recently rocked by a troubling string of dust explosions within days (in two cases, even minutes) of each other. The even ...

ConAgra Grain Dust Explosion

ConAgra Lawsuit Reemphasizes the Severity of Combustible Dust Hazards

On April 27, 2010, the small industrial city of Chester, Illinois made headlines after a combustible dust explosion at the ConAgra Foods plant rocked its foundation. Aside from the extensive ...

Chemical Safety Board

Lax Standards and Corporate Lobbying Compromising Safety Standards

Rafael Moure-Eraso is the chairman of the US Chemical Safety Board (CSB), an independent federal agency that works to protect the public from chemical accidents. He recently released a statement ...

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 ...

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. ...