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BS&B Introduces OSHA Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program Pamphlet

May 27, 2008
In response to frequent questions from powder-handling plant officials regarding the OSHA “Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program (NEP)”, BS&B has created a pamphlet that summarizes the program’s key points. The pamphlet explains housekeeping and equipment measures required to meet OSHA’s program standards, which closely mirror NFPA standards covering explosion prevention and protection (68-2007, 69-2008, 654-2006).

A copy of the pamphlet is available for download at www.bsbipd.com. A free copy of the pamphlet can be delivered while supplies last by emailing mktg@bsbsystems.com. Also available at www.bsbipd.com is the 43-page “Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program” (NEP); document CPL 03-00-008 detailing the OSHA NEP program.

The OSHA Dust NEP and NFPA standards are considered best engineering practices and are designed to protect facilities from combustible dust explosions. These standards are typically adopted by state fire marshals, insurance companies, and consultants for citing best engineering practices in maintaining safe environments where explosion hazards exist.