We’ve already written a blog post with a LOT of information about where OSHA is on the new combustible dust rulemaking process. But in addition, we thought you might want to check out some other resources on combustible dust.
And so, we’ve published this list for you (with help from the good people at OSHA). It’s a veritable combustible-dust storm of information. We hope it helps out.
You might also want to check out our online combustible dust training course.
Related OSHA Safety and Health Topic Pages
U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board
- CSB Combustible Dust Hazard Investigation
- Hoeganas Corporation Fatal Flash Fires
- Imperial Sugar Company Dust Explosion and Fire
- Hayes Lemmerz Dust Explosions and Fire
- CTA Acoustics Dust Explosion and Fire
- West Pharmaceutical Services Dust Explosion and Fire
- Combustible Dust: An Insidious Hazard
- Take More Action to Prevent Dust Explosions
Related Consensus Standards
In OSHA’s words, “These standards are NOT OSHA regulations. However, they do provide guidance from their originating organizations related to worker protection. In some cases, they may be mandated by State or local governments, or individual companies.”
- National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
61, Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions in Agricultural and Food Processing Facilities
484, Standard for Combustible Metals
654, Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Dust Explosions from the Manufacturing, Processing, and Handling of Combustible Particulate Solids
655, Standard for Prevention of Sulfur Fires and Explosions
664, Standard for the Prevention of Fires and Explosions in Wood Processing and Woodworking Facilities
- FM Global
Note: You will have to register with FM Global first
Property Loss Prevention Data Sheet 7-73, Dust Collectors and Collection Systems
Property Loss Prevention Data Sheet 7-76, Prevention and mitigation of Combustible Dust Explosion and Fire
Who is FM Global, you may ask?
- International Code Council
Note: You will have to register with the ICC first first
International Building Code
International Fire Code
International Mechanical Code
- Overview of Dust Explosibility Characteristics, NIOSH
- Worker Killed in Dust-fire Sparked by Faulty Fuse, NIOSH
- Combustible Dust, Oregon Hazard Alert
- Combustible Dust Poses a Dangerous, Explosive Threat in the Workplace, NCDOL Industry Alert
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