OSHA Standards

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Which Vacuum Should I Use for Silica Dust?

As Dust In Case recently discussed, OSHA has introduced revisions to its existing Silica Dust Rules that update standards for modern concrete and general industry to improve the health and ...

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

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 ...

Crystalline Silica Dust

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, ...

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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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 ...

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 Classifications

Classifications of Combustible Dust

Classifying combustible dust and the unique types of incidents that go along with them is a relatively new science. To make matters more difficult for the people who want this ...

Combustible Dust Industries

What Industries Are Affected by OSHA’s Combustible Dust Initiative?

The answer to this question is simultaneously simple and complex. The simple answer is most of them. Any business that involves as part of its operations factories, plants, storage areas ...

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 ...