We’ve talked and reported on OSHAs’ slow response to the combustible dust issue on this blog several times.
We’ve posted quite a few posts on the issue of combustible dust as well. (https://nationalsafety.wordpress.com/?s=combustible+dust)
We’d like to report that OSHA has finally started the ball rolling and will soon have a standard available but we can’t because they aren’t. What they have done, however, is to upload a new booklet onto their wesite entitled “Firefighting Precautions at Facilities with Combustible Dust”
The 30 page booklet explains why combustible dust is such a danger and how these facilities need special considerations and precautions, both before the fire, in order to prevent and well as once the fire has been started. It gives case studies of injuries and fatalities explaining how they could have been avoided.