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.
Dust collection is an important safety and operational precaution for organizations in virtually every industry. For those with production-heavy environments, the need for efficient, ongoing dust collection is even more critical.
The dominant market leader in Ready-Mix and Concrete Production dust collection since 1978, C&W Manufacturing is now C&W DustTech. This change is based on recently conducted market research that led to a better understanding of what customers value most, including a singular focus on dust, commitment to the advancement of dust collection technologies, and people who are passionate and determined to make a meaningful difference.
Recognizing dangerous combustible dust situations in manufacturing plants and processing facilities helps you to quickly observe and recognize an unsafe situation in everyday work environments, evaluate whether you and your coworkers are in harm’s way, and decide what steps are necessary to make the area safe.
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Industrial vacuums are the right tool for preventing secondary explosions
January 13, 2020
The issue of dust explosions has been a hot topic since the early 20 century. In a book published by the NFPA in 1922, titled Dust Explosions, the authors, David J. Price and Harold H. Brown, acknowledge the need for a vacuum that can withstand the rigors of an industrial environment.