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

Safety Photo of the Day – October 11, 2012 – “Would You Use A Grinder Like This?”

It appears when you look at this photo as close as you can that the person appears to be using a grinder rather than a cutting torch. Either way, performing this kind of work in this setting is an accident waiting to happen! Special Hazards of Acetylene Acetylene is the most common gas used for … Continue reading Safety Photo of the Day – October 11, 2012 – “Would You Use A Grinder Like This?”