Combustible Dust: An Insidious Hazard

Any combustible material (and some materials normally considered noncombustible) can burn rapidly when in a finely divided form. If such a dust is suspended in air in the right concentration, it can become explosive. The force from such an explosion can cause employee deaths, injuries, and destruction of entire buildings. Such incidents have killed scores … Continue reading Combustible Dust: An Insidious Hazard

Free Webinar: Haven’t Heard of Combustible Dust?… You Will. June 28, 2012 @ 2PM ET

Free Live Webinar Thursday, June 28th 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT Duration: 60 Minutes Haven’t Heard of Combustible Dust? ....You will. An EHS Today Webinar Register now for this live webinar Combustible dust is a hazard that is garnering more attention than ever following some high profile workplace accidents. Have you wondered what combustible dust is or … Continue reading Free Webinar: Haven’t Heard of Combustible Dust?… You Will. June 28, 2012 @ 2PM ET

Imperial Sugar’s CEO Says OSHA Combustible Dust Standard Needed

  Calling combustible dust "a silent risk that needs to be addressed," Imperial Sugar CEO John C. Sheptor gave a keynote speech June 20 at the AIHce 2012 conference that explained how the company recovered from a devastating February 2008 explosion at its Port Wentworth, Ga. refinery and also called upon OSHA to enact a … Continue reading Imperial Sugar’s CEO Says OSHA Combustible Dust Standard Needed

OSHA Calls for $72,000 Fine at Wisconsin Dairy Products Company After Dust Explosion

Did you know that dust can explode? That is to say any organic material—wood, paper, rubber, fiber, food, tobacco, etc.—can create dust given the right conditions. Milk Specialties Company of Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, has been cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) with three safety violations, including one willful violation for combustible … Continue reading OSHA Calls for $72,000 Fine at Wisconsin Dairy Products Company After Dust Explosion

Free Live Webinar! March 15, 2011 2PM/ET 11AM/PT – Combustible Dust Preventative Maintenance: More than just Housekeeping

A promotional message from EHS Today announcing a new webinar.  Free Live Webinar Tuesday, March 15, 2011 2:00pm ET / 11:00am PT Duration: 60 Minutes _Join us for this EHS Today Webinar Presented By: Combustible Dust Preventative Maintenance: More than just Housekeeping Register now for this free live webinar  In recent years, the Occupational Safety … Continue reading Free Live Webinar! March 15, 2011 2PM/ET 11AM/PT – Combustible Dust Preventative Maintenance: More than just Housekeeping