Combustible Dust Housekeeping

How to Create a Documented Housekeeping Program

When your factory has a process that involves or creates combustible dust, you need to be on top of housekeeping. Making sure a regular schedule is kept for cleaning up, ...

Combustible Dust Warning Sign

“I’ve Been Told My Material Is Explosive – Now What Do I Do?”

If you run a company that works regularly with non-combustible resources, a shift to working with explosive materials might seem like a daunting task. There are safety regulations to think ...

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 ...

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 ...

Combustible Dust Incident Map

Combustible Dust: A Recap of Incidents

From OSHA to the ASSE, the second decade of the 21st century marks a landmark time in human history when it comes to safety procedures revolving around combustible dust. Explosive ...

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

OSHA Fines at Wood Pellet Manufacturer Reveal True Cost of Poor Housekeeping

What began as an investigation over a fire on October 20, 2011 at the New England Wood Pellet LLC has now resulted in $147,000 worth of proposed safety fines after ...

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Aluminum Dust Fines Force Florida Facility to Close Doors

Taking combustible dust regulations lightly has contributed to a heavy list of fines and forced one Florida aluminum fabricator to close its doors. According to reports by The Daily Commercial ...

Combustible Dust Explosion

Understanding Combustible Dust Safety: An Introduction to the Complexity

Today it seems to be a well-known fact that dust, as common as it may be, can be combustible. It has also been determined that if a large enough amount ...

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Combustible Dust Hazards Continue to Milk Fines

The need for tighter regulations and preventive measures is again making headlines after OSHA hands out safety violations stemming from combustible dust hazards to a manufacturer of dried milk products. ...