Articles by Brad Carr P.E.

What’s missing from your combustible dust plan?

With combustible dust issues, ignorance is not bliss; it is deadly.

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Capture or continuous cleaning: It’s best to prevent dust from accumulating

An engineered approach to combustible dust safety relies on technology to solve the problem of accumulated dust.

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Top 5 myths about fugitive dust

A cloud of confusion surrounds issues of fugitive dust and how to control it. This article debunks five myths, so we can all work smarter, not harder, to keep employees safe from combustible dust explosions and fires.

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Calculating the cost: is housekeeping the best way to reduce combustible dust risks?

There’s no way around it, combustible dust is costly. The highest cost comes when combustible dust is ignored: people die.

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Options for a zero-tolerance approach to dust accumulation

Combustible dust risks are not new. In 2003, there were three catastrophic dust explosions that killed 14 workers.

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Scenes from the World of Safety

Sights, signs & symbols from the National Safety Congress & Expo held in San Diego, CA, September 15-18

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Why Flame Resistant Workwear? Understanding Workplace Hazards and OSHA Compliance

By defining the leading causes of flash fires, electric arc and molten metal splatter, we will address the ways in which companies can better protect their employees from such hazards through proper staff outfitting. In the topic, we will discuss the benefits of – and recent developments to – flame-resistant workwear and what to consider when creating a program for your employees.

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2014 December

Check out ISHN's last issue of the year, which features articles about distance learning, foot protection and confined space.

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Safety Engineering, 4th Edition

A practical, solutions-driven reference, Safety Engineering, 4th edition, has been completely revised and updated to reflect many of today’s issues in safety.

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For Distributors Only - SEPTEMBER 2014

ISHN FDO SEPTEMBER 2014For Distributors Only is ISHN's niche brand standard-sized magazine supplement aimed at an audience of 2,000 U.S. distributors that sell safety products. Circulation only goes to distributors. CHECK OUT THE SEPTEMBER 2014 ISSUE OF FDO HERE


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