Category Archives: combustible dust

Did Your Business Learn From This Year’s Apocalyptic Storms?

Laura Stack posted an excellent INC. article, “You Can’t Stop A Polar Vortex, But You Can Be Ready For The Next One.”  While I travel constantly, I live in Atlanta, so this is a visceral subject to me both as … Continue reading

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OSHA Citations, Lost Production and Getting Lean

In our competitive environment, every manufacturer struggles to do more with less and to find capital for “non-production” areas, such as maintenance, safety, training, housekeeping and HR.  If done in a shortsighted fashion, the employer learns through painful experience the … Continue reading

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My Essential OSHA “Enforcement” Posts This Year.

These are the links I sent to F & P attorneys after recently conducting an in-house session on our workplace safety practice.  The focus of the links was not on building a safety culture, which is my favorite topic, or … Continue reading

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Can the Choice of An Industrial Vacuum Cleaner Be Deadly?

One of my focus areas is combustible dust in the workplace.  As I have written before, an extraordinary range of common products can cause an explosion and deflagration (pressure wave) under the right circumstances.  One occasion is when a well-meaning … Continue reading

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« Are Your Employees at Risk of Isocyanate Exposure?

From my friend, Brian Edwards, whom I have found to have great wisdom when dealing with combustible dust challenges. CTI EHS Blog Conversion Technology Inc. Environmental, Health and Safety News Blog. Keeping you informed of important issues. « Are your … Continue reading

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Great Safety Info from “Plant Engineering”

I enjoy articles THAT I discover in Plant Engineering because one of my (many) goals is to obtain more coordination between the safety, engineering, maintenance and purchasing functions.  Management of Change (MOC) affects far more than PSM, combustible dust and guarding and … Continue reading

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I’m Not an Engineer! What Do I Care About Management of Change?!

Although OSHA’s Process Safety Management (PSM) standard may be the most challenging of OSHA’s regulations, the PSM standard, along with NFPA consensus standards about combustible dust have raised the topic of the importance of management of change (MOC) outside of … Continue reading

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