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The Hazards of Grain Dust Accumulation

Posted by Flexaust on Jan 19, 2017 3:07:09 PM

One of the significant aspects of the world economy is the grain trade.  Grains make up a large portion of the world’s food supply, and there are many facilities devoted to grain handling. Within these grain facilities there are numerous occupational hazards that could be potentially dangerous to employees if they are not addressed.

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Topics: OSHA, Combustible Dust, Safety, Dust, Grain Dust, Grain, Ventilation Systems

The Hazards of Combustible Dust

Posted by Flexaust on Jan 14, 2016 4:47:29 PM

What is a potentially dangerous, yet common appearance in your factory, coal mine, manufacturing facility or warehouse?  The answer is the buildup of dust. Dust in the industrial environment has the added threat of becoming combustible dust, which in the right conditions could cause an explosion and fire. The threat of explosion grows as dust builds up on flat surfaces such as rafters, ducts, and inside crevices.  All it would take is a small spark to trigger an explosion that could cause a lot of damage.  

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Topics: OSHA, Combustible Dust

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