Tag: Combustible Dust

Combustible Dust Continues to be Misunderstood and Poorly Managed

By: Patricia A. Mason, P.E. This week a dust explosion at a grain handling plant in Flagstaff, Arizona injured four American workers.  This follows last month’s explosion at a car parts factory in China which killed 75 people.  The hazards of combustible dust continue to be a serious threat and continue to be poorly understood […]

OSHA Combustible Dust Standard Update

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.  That appears to be the approach of Congress after failing in 2011 to have the “Worker Protection against Combustible Dust Explosions and Fires Act of 2011″ make it to a vote by both houses.  The “Worker Protection Against Combustible Dust Explosions and Fires Act of 2013” […]