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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, ...

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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 ...

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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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Repeat Wood Dust Violations Add to Six-Figure OSHA Fine

Over the past year, Dust In Case has taken a deeper look at several notable OSHA fines handed down to facilities due to combustible dust hazards, but a new citation ...

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Deadly Indiana Explosion Highlights Severity of Grain Dust

An explosion inside a grain silo at a farming co-op serves as yet another reminder as to how deadly and dangerous combustible dust can truly be if it isn’t properly ...

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

OSHA Fines Tobacco Maker Over Combustible Dust Hazards

A year-long investigation stymied by OSHA’s Site-Specific Targeting Program that directs the regulatory organization’s representatives to workplaces where high rates of injuries and illnesses occur has resulted in a tough ...

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Past Combustible Dust Incidents Can Shape Future Perception

Since 2011, the Bartlett Grain Co. has been under OSHA’s microscope following a deadly grain dust explosion inside a silo elevator at their facility in Atchinson, KS which killed six ...