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  • Dust Collector Fire Reported at Michigan Plant

    December 7, 2018

    Fire crews responded to a dust collector fire at an automotive structures plant in Michigan last Monday and remained on scene for two hours to put the blaze out, local news organizations reported this week.  Emergency personnel were called to the Challenge Manufacturing plant in Holland, MI...

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  • Dustcon Solutions, Inc.

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  • What You Need to Know About Combustible Dust

    November 19, 2018

    Businesses dealing with powders and other small-particle materials at the center of their operations are, by nature, no stranger to airborne dust. While the respiratory risks posed by dust inhalation are often accounted for with personal protection equipment, a more immediate danger can sometimes...

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  • Dust Explosion Reported at ADM Elevator in Illinois

    November 6, 2018

    Emergency personnel were called to an Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) facility in Decatur, IL early Saturday morning after a dust explosion and fire were reported, coverage by several local news organizations said.  The explosion occurred at about 1 a.m. in a grain elevator that is part of the...

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  • OSHA Launches Program to Target High Injury and Illness Rates

    November 2, 2018

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is initiating the Site-Specific Targeting 2016 (SST-16) Program using injury and illness information electronically submitted by employers for calendar year (CY) 2016. The program will target high injury rate...

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  • IKA Works, Inc

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  • CSB Gathering Public Input on Combustible Dust Issues

    October 25, 2018

    As part of its investigation into the May 2017 explosion at a Didion Milling facility in Wisconsin, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) unveiled a new effort this week to collect comments from industry, researchers, and other stakeholders on combustible dust management and...

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  • Changes to NFPA 68 and How They Can Affect Your Explosion Protection Design

    October 19, 2018

    On November 29, 2018 at 2pm Eastern/11am Pacific, Dr. Ashok Ghose Dastidar, vice president, dust & flammability testing and consulting services, Fauske & Associates LLC, will present "Changes to NFPA 68 in the 2018 Revision and How They Can Affect Your Explosion Protection Design...

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  • Worker Hurt in Dust Explosion at Maryland Fiber Factory

    October 15, 2018

    Officials believe a mechanical failure in a piece of production equipment caused a fire and dust explosion last Saturday afternoon at a Chestertown, MD natural fiber processing plant that left one worker with injuries. About 50 firefighters responded to the Creafill Fibers Corporation facility...

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  • Explosion-Free Vacuum Conveying in Food Production

    September 27, 2018

    The best method to protect against explosions in food processing is to avoid the explosion in the first place. Volkmann VS Series vacuum conveyors, featuring all-pneumatic system design, are ATEX certified against the 13 potential sources of ignition for transfer of powdered products having an MIE...

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