New OSHA/NFPA standards for combustible dust and new OSHA regulations for hexavalent chromium.
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INFORMATION FOR MANUFACTURING PLANT SAFETY
COMBUSTIBLE DUST NEW OSHA PROPOSED RULEMAKING
Combustible Dust Compliance Date: Awareness Program in Effect, Rulemaking Proposed.
OSHA National Combustible Dust Emphasis program was implemented to reduce the number of fatalities related to workplace explosions. Non-compliance with the program can and has already resulted in fines and has required process changes in the industries affected.
Processes Affected Include: Metal Dust, Wood Dust, Coal and other Carbon dust, Plastic dusts, Bio-solids,Organic dust such as sugar, flour, paper and soap.
Video: NFPA's Guy Colonna Division Manager, Industrial Chemical Engineering, NFPA. Colonna, took some time out of his presenting schedule to talk about his presentation on "Dust Hazard Process."
"Refining the Process", NFPA Journal,March/April 2010 As part of its goal to create a new, state-of-the-art refinery following a catastrophic explosion and fire in 2008, Imperial Sugar turned to Ron Allen to help it devise and implement safety features in all of its facilities. As Allen will tell you, installing the right equipment is easy. The tough part is making sure workers put safety first, day after day. NFPA Journal®,March/April 2010
OSHA Cites Two wood product companies for combustible dust and safety hazards SUPERIOR, Mont. - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited two separate wood product companies in Superior for exposing workers to a variety of safety and health hazards,including potentially hazardous dust. Eureka Pellet Mill's proposed fines total $58,500, and Mountain West Products LLC's proposed fines total $42,500.
HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM NEW OSHA STANDARDS Compilance Date: May 31,2010
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