Learn to Avoid Dust Explosions That Can Cause Severe Structural Damage and Loss of Life

A dust explosion is a very rapid burning of the dust while it’s still suspended in the air, known as deflagration. If this happens in a confined enclosure (building, room, vessel, equipment) there may be an explosion. The dispersion of dust in particulate or finely ground form enables the dust to burn very rapidly. Dust fires Continue Reading…

OSHA NEWS: Site-Specific Inspections Targeting Directive For 2014

The OSHA SST-14 Program is and effort to place its enforcement resources in workplaces that have the highest rates of injuries and illnesses. They are targeting high-hazard, non-construction workplaces that have 20 or more workers based on last year’s OSHA Data Initiative survey of 80,000 establishments in high-hazard industries. OSHA lists the many industries that Continue Reading…