Grain Silo Collapse Causes Combustible Dust Explosion

Posted on Facebook by Jordan White: Cindy Sue Jake White July 31, 2017 at approximately 1:00 pm. Switz City, Indiana. White Farms Inc. Overhead tank collapsed full of corn. It hit a power line on the way down and sparked the grain dust igniting the dust and causing the flash. We are very fortunate that there were … Read More

Test Your Knowledge on Combustible Dust Safety

From Industrial Safety and Hygiene News… Test your knowledge on Combustible Dust Safety! After the quiz you will have the opportunity to download the ‘How to Make Sure Your Dust Collection System Complies with Combustible Dust Standards’ white paper from Camfil Air Pollution Control.

Combustible Dust OSHA Fact Sheet

Combustible dust means just what it sounds like, it’s dust that accumulates in the air to a level where it can ignite. A number of products are known to be especially volatile and therefore, especially dangerous. It is, therefore, important to know if the products you work around are classified as potentially combustible and to … Read More

OSHA Finally moving on Combustible Dust Issue

A memo published on the OSHA website on Dec. 31, 2013 finally makes some progress on the issue of combustible dust hazards. We’ve talked about this a lot on this blog (just do a search for “combustible dust” to follow all the posts, especially those that relate to the accusations from the Chemical Safety Board … Read More

Combustible Dust

One of the top safety issues this past year has been the issue of combustible dust. We’ve talked about it often in this blog including the explosion at Imperial Sugar as well as the CSB criticism of OSHA’s slow response to getting a standard in place (For a complete list of all the combustible dust … Read More

OSHA’s Combustible Dust NEP Webinar

OSHA’s Combustible Dust NEP Please join: Nilfisk Industrial Vacuum Division and Occupational Health & Safety Topic: Combustible Dust: Housekeeping and Maintenance Solutions in Accordance with OSHA’s Combustible Dust NEP Date: Thursday May 17, 2012 Time: 2 PM (EST), 1 PM (CST), 11 AM (PST) Register Today at: Overview: Combustible dust-related fires and explosions have … Read More

CSB Chides OSHA on Combustible Dust Standard

The U. S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is apparently tired of OSHA dragging its feet on the combustible dust standard it promised to address as early as 2003 and has yet to act on. In two separate statements, both of which can be found on the CSB website. Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso speaks out about OSHA’s … Read More

Experts to testify on Combustible Dust Hazards

We’ve talked about it on this site before, the danger of combustible dust. Imperial Sugar, last year was just one of the many incidents of that past 30 years or so that caused fatalities. What is combustible dust? Quite simply, it’s fine particulates in the air that have the potential to ignite if the conditions … Read More