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Dust, Fumes & Dangerous Gasses

November 21, 2023

How personal air sampling pumps can protect employees from unseen dangers By: Tim Turney, Contributor Many industrial workers are exposed to some amount of potentially hazardous dust, fumes, gasses or vapors every day at their place of work. The latest statistics by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) found that in 2021, 551 fatalities were…

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FAQs: How Can Dust from Manufacturing Packaging Materials Harm Workers

November 21, 2023

Editor’s Note: The following article first ran in IHW’s sister publication, Packaging Technology Today, in 2023. For the original article, go to https://tinyurl.com/bdbkb6f8 . What’s so dangerous about dust? Put simply, dust is the largest contributor to poor indoor air quality (IAQ), and poor IAQ leads to health problems and combustible dust incidents. Airborne metal,…

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Deadly Dust

November 6, 2023

Silica: Stealing Lives for Centuries Approximately 2.3 million professionals face exposure to crystalline silica at work. In 2016, OSHA updated the exposure regulations for silica for the first time since 1971. Two years later, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) reported on the largest cluster of black lung disease among active coal…

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The who, what, when and why of Dust Hazards Analysis

September 19, 2023

Jeramy Slaunwhite P.Eng, Chief Technical Officer, REMBE® Inc. Many industrial facilities handle combustible particulate material which pose fire and explosion hazards. Managing combustible dust hazards is critical to ensure the safety of the plant personnel and operations. In order to effectively manage combustible dust hazards they must first be identified and understood. A dust hazards…

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Preventing Fire & Dust Explosions: NFPA 654

July 3, 2023

“NFPA 654 is a great place to start when taking steps to identify hazards and developing action items designed to reduce risk within a facility handling explosible or combustible materials.  There are NFPA codes specific to an industry, but NFPA 654 covers all other processes where combustible material is present.” Fauske & Associates, LLC., 1-877-328-7531,…

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Going Beyond Dust Hazard Analysis

May 25, 2023

A safety expert walks agricultural and food processing companies through dust hazard analysis, NFPA 61 compliance, and leading options to address the risk of combustible dust explosions For owners and operators in the agricultural and food processing industries, January 1, 2022, was the deadline for completion of a dust hazard analysis (DHA) for existing facilities…

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OSHA’s Combustible Dust Emphasis Program: How You Can Be Prepared

April 25, 2023

By: Rachel Krubsack, Contributor In January 2023, OSHA issued a revised Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program (NEP), CPL 03-00-008, which replaces its March 2008 directive. Like its predecessor, the revised NEP contains policies and procedures for inspecting workplaces that generate or handle combustible dusts; and for determining whether such workplaces have addressed fire, flash fire,…

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Comprehensive Combustible Dust Explosion Protection New methods of Explosion Pressure Relief: REMBE® TARGO-VENT

January 24, 2023

Comprehensive combustible dust explosion protection does not necessarily have to be expensive or complicated. An innovative technology makes it possible to divert the shock wave and flames of an explosion in a controlled manner. The result: the required safety area is reduced, so valuable, usable area is increased and personnel/equipment are protected from the explosion’s…

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Considerations for Dust and Fume Control in the Workplace

November 22, 2022

By: Ashley Griesenbrock, CIH, CSP, Contributor You may think of “dust” as just a nuisance in the workplace; however, dusts and fumes in the workplace can pose a significant hazard to employees and even equipment. Dusts and fumes can be found in almost any industry or workplace setting. Dusts are defined as mechanically produced solid…

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Combustible Dust Explosion Protection: Flameless Venting

October 26, 2022

As a pioneer in developing explosion venting systems, REMBE® has fundamentally changed the world of explosion protection.  Since the invention of the Q-Rohr over 30 years ago, REMBE® has pushed flameless vents to their limits. This has led to the development of a family of flameless vents that satisfy multiple applications across many industries. Whether…

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