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  • Protecting Yourself from Hazardous Dusts

    December 19, 2018

    Dust is a problem with which we are all familiar in our homes, but it can be a much more serious problem in certain workplaces, especially when it comes to a factory setting. This article explores how the dust being produced on a daily basis can damage your health and could even prove fatal....

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  • 6 Dead, 5 Injured in Sugar Factory Explosion

    December 17, 2018

    Six people were killed and five injured in an explosion at a sugar factory in the Bagalkot district of Karnataka Sunday.   Officials suspect a faulty valve may have been responsible for the explosion.   Technical experts from Belagavi were conducting an investigation...

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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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