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October 02, 2018

Silica Dust Compliance: Has Your Insurance Company Come Knocking Yet?

We’ve written a lot about OSHA’s new silica dust rule. For the most part, we’ve focused on how you can prepare for the inevitable time when…

Hazardous Dust Health and Safety
September 26, 2018

[Webinar] Combustible Dust: 5 Things to Understand on the Road to Compliance

Local Farmers Assist Fire Crews During Fire at Agassiz Dairy Farm Firefighters Attend Baghouse Fire at Metal Refinery in Whiting, Indiana…

Combustible Dust Nilfisk News and Updates
August 22, 2018

How Daylight Donuts Keeps Their Ingredient Production Facility Clean and Their Products Safe

Executive summary Daylight Donuts is a small processing facility with big cleaning challenges. Their Oklahoma-based food plant manufactures…

Customer Testimonials Food Processing
August 01, 2018

Pneumatic Transfer Systems in Continuous Manufacturing

Many pharma companies are moving from batch to continuous processing as a way to decrease costs while also boosting quality, safety, and eff…

Pharmaceutical / Cleanrooms
June 07, 2018

Silica Dust Compliance for General Industry Q&A

The silica dust compliance deadline for general industry is coming up fast. To help companies meet this deadline, we recently hosted a webin…

Hazardous Dust Health and Safety
April 28, 2018

A Quick Overview of OSHA's Silica Dust Rule for General Industry and Maritime

Enforcement for OSHA’s new silica dust rule for general industry and maritime begins on June 23, 2018. Here’s a brief overview of the standa…

Hazardous Dust Health and Safety
April 23, 2018

Housekeeping Under OSHA’s New Beryllium Rule

Updated following OSHA issuing a new Direct Final Rule (DFR) on May 4. As we head toward the enforcement date for OSHA’s new beryllium ru…

Hazardous Dust Health and Safety
April 20, 2018

Beryllium and Worker Safety: What You Need to Know About OSHA’s New Rule

On May 11, OSHA’s new beryllium standard for general industry comes into enforcement, as do parts of the beryllium standards for constructio…

Hazardous Dust Health and Safety
March 15, 2018

Quick Answers to 10 Common Questions About Dust Containment Systems

Dust containment systems for pharmaceutical manufacturing are fairly new. When we launched our newest dust containment system in 2016, it wa…

Hazardous Dust Pharmaceutical / Cleanrooms
March 08, 2018

4 Advantages of Dust Containment Systems for Solid Dose Manufacturing

As the potency and toxicity of APIs increases, so do the requirements for the equipment used in pharmaceutical manufacturing. In particular,…

Hazardous Dust Pharmaceutical / Cleanrooms
January 31, 2018

Combustible Dust Incidents from 15 Industries

Combustible dust is one of the most under-recognized hazards in industrial facilities. This is because many people, even safety professional…

Combustible Dust
December 18, 2017

A Food Manufacturer's Guide to Fire Prevention Through Housekeeping: NFPA Codes & Standards You Need to Know

The 2008 explosion and fire at the Imperial Sugar Company in Port Wentworth, Georgia, is the best-known example of a combustible dust incide…

Food Processing
November 29, 2017

Is Your Combustible Dust Risk Greater Than You Think? What You Need to Know About Particle Size

As part of our effort to identify knowledge gaps surrounding combustible dust, we asked several experts what they see as the biggest misconc…

Combustible Dust
November 28, 2017

Will OSHA Accept ATEX? Answering Common Questions About Vacuum Certification

Last month, we interviewed several experts about OSHA and combustible dust regulations. We also asked them about some of the most common mis…

Combustible Dust
October 16, 2017

Experts Comment on How OSHA Abandoning the Combustible Dust Standard Will Affect Industry

In July, OSHA removed the combustible dust standard from its regulatory agenda. What does that mean for facilities where combustible dust is…

Combustible Dust Health and Safety
October 03, 2017

2018 International Fire Code Requires Compliance with NFPA 652 Combustible Dust Standard

The 2018 version of the International Fire Code is out! And it requires compliance with NFPA 652: Standard on the Fundamentals of Combustibl…

Combustible Dust
September 25, 2017

Enforcement Has Begun for OSHA’s Silica Dust Rule. Are You Compliant?

After several delays, OSHA’s new silica dust standard became enforceable on September 23. But, there’s a caveat, at least for the constructi…

Hazardous Dust Health and Safety
August 28, 2017

What Combustible Dust Standards Do You Have to Follow?

If you’re up on the latest workplace health and safety news (or if you’re a regular reader of this blog), you know that last month OSHA remo…

Combustible Dust
August 24, 2017

Federal vs State OSHA: What You Need to Know for Compliance

We often talk about OSHA as if it’s just one organization with one set of regulations. But, that’s not true. In addition to the federal OSHA…

Health and Safety
July 26, 2017

Is Your Shop-Style Vacuum Creating an Explosion Hazard in Your Facility?

One of the most common questions we get about combustible dust is whether an industrial vacuum is really necessary. Won’t a shop-style vacuu…

Combustible Dust
July 24, 2017

OSHA Removes Combustible Dust Standard from Regulatory Agenda

OSHA’s spring regulatory agenda, released late last week, does not include the combustible dust standard that the agency has been working on…

Combustible Dust Health and Safety