Combustible Dust Glossary

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Below is an interactive glossary of terms OSHA defines in its Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program.

How many of the terms do you know? Check it out right here, right now (or email the link to friends, family, and loved ones).

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A few important notes: The terms and definitions in our combustible dust glossary were taken directly from the text on OSHA’s website as printed in January, 2013. Convergence Training makes no claims regarding the accuracy of those definitions, nor to keep this glossary up to date to match any changes that OSHA makes after the date of this posting. Though we will do our best. 🙂

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