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  • PA Mill Faces $195k OSHA Fines for Combustible Dust Hazards

    August 9, 2016

    The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) cited a mill in Albion, PA for five willful, nine repeat, 12 serious, and one other-than-serious safety and health violations, the agency announced Tuesday. Visited by OSHA inspectors on Feb. 10 as a follow up...

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  • ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 199-2016: An Introduction

    August 5, 2016

    For years, dust collection equipment operators were limited to a filter element’s minimum efficiency reporting value, or MERV rating, to evaluate the possible effectiveness of air filters used in their dust collection equipment. This MERV rating, as outlined in the American Society of Heating...

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  • Grain Handler fined $61k by OSHA for Safety Violations

    July 26, 2016

    A Nebraska grain handling facility was cited by the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Omaha area office on July 22 for 17 safety and health violations, the agency announced Tuesday. New Alliance of Bridgeport, NE faces $61,600 in proposed fines...

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  • Dust Control Technology Names New President

    July 25, 2016

    Dust Control Technology (DCT), a global innovator in dust and odor control, has announced the appointment Laura Stiverson as president. Stiverson served as general manager for DCT for nearly five years. Her primary responsibilities will continue to revolve around new product engineering,...

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  • MSHA: Most Coal Dust Samples Comply with New Standards

    July 19, 2016

    Federal efforts to reduce “Black Lung” disease among American coal miners is apparently having an effect. The US Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced Monday that approximately 99% of respirable coal dust samples gathered from April 1 to June...

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  • Camfil APC Appoints Director of Reseller/Rep Sales, Reorganizes

    July 19, 2016

    Camfil Air Pollution Control (APC) has appointed John Poehler as director of reseller/rep sales. In the newly created post, Poehler will oversee the company's regional sales managers and extensive network of dust, mist, and fume collection equipment distributors and representatives in the U.S....

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  • OSHA Issues New Combustible Dust Hazard Fact Sheet

    July 7, 2016

    The US Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently issued a new fact sheet on combustible dust explosion hazards, Safety & Health Magazine reported Wednesday. Titled “Protecting Workers from Combustible Dust Explosion Hazards,” the...

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  • Volkmann Offers New Dust Collector and Cleanup Vacuum System

    July 5, 2016

    Building on its VS Range of vacuum receivers, Volkmann has added a range of standalone or integrated dust collectors and vacuum cleanup conveyors to its product offerings. Available in 10-, 14-, and 18-in.-diam, the VSHC units are designed for high-volume air movement, providing effective dust...

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  • Schenck Process Names New CFO

    June 29, 2016

    Eric Jaschke has taken over the position of chief financial officer (CFO) in the Schenck Process Group. Jaschke will preside over the Schenck Process Group’s global financial organization, working closely with Andreas Evertz, president and chief executive officer (CEO). Jaschke has...

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