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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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Combustible Dust Safety Is A Staffing Agency’s Responsibility, Too

One of this year’s largest proposed OSHA fines featuring combustible dust violations was handed down this week to a New Jersey restaurant furniture manufacturer. Among the 42 violations cited to ...

La Habra Explosion

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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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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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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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, ...

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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 ...

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 ...

Combustible Dust Incident Costs

Incident Costs: The Truth About Combustible Dust

Being in the business of working with explosive dust is a dangerous endeavor. As we’ve discussed in our previous posts, when combustible particulates get near an ignition source, injuries and ...