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  • Spring 2017 Newsletter

    Spring 2017 Newsletter

    Reactive chemicals are materials capable of giving rise to an uncontrolled chemical reaction (a.k.a., a runaway reaction). Reactions with a significant release of heat, gas and/or toxic materials have the potential to cause harm to people, property or the environment… Read more
  • Summer_2016_Newsletter

    Summer 2016 Newsletter

    OSHA Fact Sheet: Protecting Workers from Combustible Dust Explosion Hazards Combustible dust can fuel a flash fire or explosion when dispersed in a dust cloud. Workers in many industries who handle combustible solids may be exposed to combustible dus... Read more
  • Summer_2015_Newsletter

    Summer 2015 Newsletter

    OSHA Clarifies Enforcement Guidance on Combustible Dust The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), responding to a request of the National Forest and Paper Association, has updated its compliance guidance on how inspectors are to evalu... Read more
  • Winter_2015_Newsletter

    Winter 2015 Newsletter

    CSB Urges OSHA for Combustible Dust Regulations in Wake of Ink Plant Fire Report It took just minutes for a flash fire near a bag dump station inside a New Jersey ink plant to set off an orange fireball that engulfed seven workers. All of the workers... Read more
  • Fall_2014_Newsletter

    Fall 2014 Newsletter

    New Combustible Wood Policies Take Effect As of September 1, in British Columbia, Canadian employers in the sawmill and wood product manufacturing sectors will have to undertake a combustible dust risk assessment, implement a dust management program ... Read more
  • Summer_2013_Newsletter

    Summer 2013 Newsletter

    OSHA Issues $233,870 Fine for Combustible Dust and Other Hazards A wood shavings manufacturer was issued $233,870 in fines for 28 alleged violations of workplace safety and health standards including combustible dust, confined space, chemical, mechan... Read more