“CSB Names Poor Design and Failure to Test Dust Collection System Among Causes of U.S. Ink New Jersey Flash Fire that Burned Seven Workers in 2012; OSHA Again Urged to Issue New Combustible Dust Regulations”

  OSHA Again Urged to Issue New Combustible Dust Regulations   East Rutherford, New Jersey, January 15, 2015—The flash fire that burned seven workers, one seriously, at a U.S. Ink plant in New Jersey in 2012 resulted from the accumulation of combustible dust inside a poorly designed dust collection system that had been put into … Continue reading “CSB Names Poor Design and Failure to Test Dust Collection System Among Causes of U.S. Ink New Jersey Flash Fire that Burned Seven Workers in 2012; OSHA Again Urged to Issue New Combustible Dust Regulations”

Northern Steel Castings Cited by OSHA at Wisconsin Plant for Silica Dust Exposure

Posted by VOICE Staff on November 28, 2011 The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Northern Steel Castings for two safety and four health violations at its Wisconsin Rapids carbon steel foundry, including for overexposing workers to crystalline silica, a known respiratory hazard, according to a Nov. 28 press release. … Continue reading Northern Steel Castings Cited by OSHA at Wisconsin Plant for Silica Dust Exposure

Imperial Sugar, OSHA settle explosion case

Imperial Sugar has agreed to pay more than $6 million in fines for safety violations at two of its U.S. plants, including the Georgia refinery where a dust explosion killed 14 workers in 2008, federal regulators said Wednesday. The settlement with the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration comes nearly two years after regulators first … Continue reading Imperial Sugar, OSHA settle explosion case

OSHA Announces June 28, 2010 Web Chat on Combustible Dust

It will start at 1 p.m. EDT. Comments received will help the agency develop its standard addressing dust hazards. OSHA announced it will conduct a June 28 Web chat to receive comments about combustible dust issues. The agency is working on a standard to address dust-related fire and explosion hazards, having issued an Advance Notice … Continue reading OSHA Announces June 28, 2010 Web Chat on Combustible Dust

60 killed in grain elevators in Kansas since 1980

Video:Man survives a near-drowning in sunflower seeds in silo. Over the past three decades, more than 680 Kansans have been killed on the job. Nearly one in 10 died while working at a grain elevator. The 60 grain elevator deaths include three painters who fell 125 feet from the top of an elevator in Jetmore … Continue reading 60 killed in grain elevators in Kansas since 1980

Dust fire fourth since 2003 at Woode-Mode, Inc. plant in Kreamer, Pa

Tuesday's fiery explosion in a Wood-Mode Inc. sawdust silo is the fourth in seven years, a record that jibes with national research suggesting that combustible dust is a serious industrial hazard. According to an October 2009 report issued by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, there have been nearly 280 dust fires and explosions at … Continue reading Dust fire fourth since 2003 at Woode-Mode, Inc. plant in Kreamer, Pa

NADCA’s Combustible Dust Training – Section 1 – Dust Explosions & Fires

"With the recent Coal Mine Accident in West Virginia, I thought it would be a good idea to refresh and re-emphasize Combustible Dust Hazards" 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 … Continue reading NADCA’s Combustible Dust Training – Section 1 – Dust Explosions & Fires

OSHA schedules meetings on combustible dust hazards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has scheduled two informal stakeholder meetingsto solicit comments and suggestions on combustible dust hazards in the workplace. OSHA will use comments from these meetings in developing a proposed standard for combustible dust. The meetings are scheduled for February 17, 2010, 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., at the Marriott Perimeter … Continue reading OSHA schedules meetings on combustible dust hazards