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Combustible Dust Safety Q&A

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What are the NFPA standards that address combustible dust issues? Tony and Mike: In trying to sort through the list of combustible dust standards, a good starting point for every EHS professional is NFPA 654, the Standard for the Prevention of Fire and Dust Explosions from the Manufacturing, Processing and Handling of Combustible Particulate Solids.


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NFPA’s new gas process safety standard goes above & beyond, says CSB

Dangerous “gas blow” procedure prohibited
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The U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) is commending the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) for exceeding the Board’s recommended actions in developing a new gas process safety standard. The CSB issued an urgent recommendation in June, 2010 following the February 7, 2010, deadly natural gas explosion at the Kleen Energy electric plant – then under construction in Middletown, Connecticut.


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What Is the NFPA 70E?

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Both OSHA and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) have written standards and regulations that build on one another and help keep all workers safer from electrical hazards in the workplace. In this case, the OSHA regulations and NFPA standards work so well together it’s been said that OSHA provides the "shall" while NFPA provides the "how."


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Don’t be left in the dust

Monitor NFPA & ASTM standards while OSHA’s combustible dust rule sits stalled
By Mark Saner
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The OSHA rulemaking process on combustible dust has been stalled at the Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) stage for some time.


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Six tips to stop dust collector explosions

By Tony Supine and Mike Walters
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Preventing combustible dust explosions is a topic of widespread concern to EHS managers, and dust collectors are often at risk. Here are six tips that can help prevent dust collector explosions in your plant.


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