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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 ...

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What Type of Vacuum Should I Use for Wood Floor Finishing?

Large amounts of dust produced during wood floor sanding projects can become an airborne nuisance and a potential health hazard to workers. The right industrial vacuum system can eliminate your ...

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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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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 ...

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Family Seeks Criminal Charges Following Grain Dust Explosion

On October 29, 2011, six workers were killed after a massive grain dust explosion occurred inside an elevator at the Bartlett Grain Co. facility in Atchinson, Kansas. Despite being served ...

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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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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 ...

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Which Vacuum Should I Use for Vermiculite Removal?

Recently, Dust In Case addressed the topic of using an industrial vacuum cleaner to remove insulation. In some instances, safely removing the material from your attic or building requires additional ...

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Which Vacuum Should I Use for Insulation Removal?

Tackling the removal of insulation is different than dealing with other types of contaminates in the atmosphere. You need to be able to safely remove blown-in insulation without stirring up ...