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A Selection Guide to Dust Collection Hoses & Fittings

Posted by Flexaust on Jun 8, 2021 11:06:47 AM

Dust Collection 101

While all industrial processes produce some amount of waste, some types of debris are more difficult to remove than others. Blasting and sanding, for instance, produce a fine dust that can settle over large surfaces. When disturbed, these contaminants disperse into the air and can be inhaled, which can be harmful to the lungs. These types of debris also tend to create slipping hazards as they settle onto the floor and are difficult to sweep away. Dust collection systems help gather such substances before they become safety concerns, playing a critical role in maintaining a clean and safe workplace.

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Topics: Hoses, Dust, dust collection

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

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

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