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Combustible dust: Small particles, big hazard

OSHA is in the early stages of the rulemaking process, so where can employers find guidance right now?
The Chemical Safety Board has been urging OSHA to promulgate a general industry standard for combustible dust since 2006. But where can facilities look for guidance right now?
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CSB report renews call for a combustible dust standard

Charleston, WV – A number of combustible dust-related incidents, injuries and deaths over the past decade might have been prevented had OSHA promulgated a standard covering the hazard, according to a Chemical Safety Board report released July 16.
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Prevent combustible dust explosions

Combustible dusts – finely ground organic or metal particles – can be found in a number of industries, the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries states. These industries include food, tobacco, plastics, paper, rubber, textiles, pesticides, pharmaceuticals and fossil fuel power generation.
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