OSHA

metaldust

Texas Metal Dust Fire Justifies Need for Immersion Separators

Three Texas facilities have been cited by OSHA after it was determined combustible metal dust was responsible for causing a flash fire at a work site last summer. The incident, ...

imperial

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 ...

ExplosionCategory

How-To Make Sure a Vacuum is Certified Explosion Proof

If you’re in an industry that deals with combustible particles, you know that making sure you have vacuums that can withstand a potential ignition is paramount to not only the ...