In an age where there are new breakthroughs every day, mitigating hazards can prove difficult when there is little to no research on potential hazards to health, let alone rules and regulations to ensure that organizations are protecting the health and safety of their employees.
Industrial dust collectors are proven engineering control systems to maintain indoor air quality and protect the health and safety of your workers. One of the key factors to keeping your dust collector operating efficiently over its lifetime is selecting the right dust collector filters.
Most welding and cutting operations generate dangerous fumes and particulates. Here are several important factors you should know to better manage metal processing fumes to maintain a safe metalworking environment.
For more than a decade, OSHA has placed an emphasis on combustible dust hazards, which have resulted in numerous deadly incidents over the years. While no OSHA standard directly addresses combustible dust, this has not hindered OSHA enforcement.
Dust particles become airborne during indoor metalworking processes like welding and plasma cutting. They also become airborne during the manufacturing and processing of food, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and other dry products.
The need and requirements to conduct a Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) has increased over the last several years, partially due to the insurance carriers, permitting agencies, and corporate offices requiring facilities and companies to follow governing standards.