Many manufacturing byproducts place many factories at unknown risk for dust or oil mist explosion.
If you've been following along with our recent news, we've covered the topic of dust explosion extensively. If you aren't familiar, you can read more here
Dust Explosions are becoming more of a hazard in today's world, where production is expected to be quicker and more efficient than ever, with less down time spent to make sure systems are running effectively. The oversight of dust caused by metal production, grain production or a variety of other materials creates an unsafe environment that puts your facility and its employees in a risky situation.
In a statement from the from Chairperson Rafael Moure-Eraso from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, he stated:
Preventable combustible dust explosions continue to occur, causing worker deaths and injuries. From 2008 until 2013, the CSB documented 50 combustible dust incidents resulting in 29 fatalities and 161 injuries. In 2013 the Board designated the issuance of a general industry dust standard as the CSB’s first “Most Wanted Safety Improvement.” The CSB believes it is imperative for OSHA to issue a comprehensive combustible dust standard for general industry with clear requirements for preventing dust fires and explosions.
These explosions are preventable with the correct equipment and proper disposal procedures. The National Fire Protection Agency has become the authority on the matter and has produced guidelines which can be read on their website here
Do you manufacture a product that creates a dust byproduct? Are you unsure how to handle the dust collection or whether you're at risk for serious explosion? Bedson is committed to keeping factories safe, and can provide a complete consultation of your factory to identify areas that may no meet OSHA or NFPA standards.
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