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Which Vacuum Should I Use for Plastic Additive Manufacturing?

One of the biggest hurdles the additive manufacturing industry (more commonly known as “3-D printing”) faces is the by-product of combustible dust. It’s critical to clearly identify the specific hazard ...

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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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Which Vacuum Should I Use for Processing Point of Source Extraction?

Process manufacturing extends into a diversity of industries, from nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals to plastics, stamping, cosmetics and food packaging. Often, fine dust and particles are left behind as a by-product ...

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Cold Weather Season Risky for Combustible Dust

The arrival of Old Man Winter does more than just blow cold weather and air throughout regions of the United States and Canada. It’s also one of the more dangerous ...

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Wood Dust Fire Reignites Debate Over Facility Locations

Evidenced in past incidents covered here on Dust In Case, wood dust is a highly combustible material that can easily create the potential for disaster wherever it exists. A massive ...

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What Type of Vacuum Should I Use for Nutraceutical and Pharmaceutical Dust?

The nutraceutical and pharmaceutical industries are an increasingly booming business, but as manufacturers increase productivity, they want to ensure that they’re doing so at a low cost without sacrificing high ...

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

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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Combustible Dust Housekeeping Prevents Larger Disaster at Sawmill

What could have resulted in a larger disaster was minimized through diligent combustible dust housekeeping at one sawmill in British Columbia. It happened on July 23rd at the Carrier Lumber ...