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

Dust Threat in the Woodworking Industry

Posted by Flexaust on Oct 26, 2016 5:00:00 PM

All manufacturing industries have workplace hazards, and the woodworking sector is no different. Even though the raw material in this instance is completely natural, the various processes involved in cutting, turning, sanding and shaping the wood lead to the production of large volumes of dust which is a marked problem for the safety of workers as well as the factory in general.

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Topics: OSHA, Hoses, Indoor Air Quality, Flx-Thane, Woodworking, Woodworking Industry, Wood Dust, Dust

Construction Industry Hazards

Posted by Flexaust on Sep 14, 2016 2:00:00 PM

The construction industry can be dangerous for workers if the correct precautions are not taken. Potential hazards construction workers may face include exposure to harmful chemicals, harmful air quality and dust buildup among many others.  In an effort to limit and reduce these threats to worker’s safety, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has put together rules and regulations to assure safe and healthful working conditions for employees in the construction field.  Below are some specific construction applications where flexible hose and ducting can assist in the safety process.

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Topics: OSHA, FX-180, FX-400, FX-550, Safety

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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