Friday, July 24, 2009

OSHA List of Combustible Dusts

If your company or firm processes any of these products or materials, there is potential for a “Combustible Dust” explosion. - OSHA Products and Materials Potentially Resulting in a Combustible Dust Explosion

Thursday, July 23, 2009

OSHA and the Million Dollar Fine

OSHA Safety Standards » Blog Archive » OSHA and the Million Dollar ...By admin Seventeen serious citations, with proposed penalties totaling $52400, include combustible dust and electrical hazards; lack of exit route lighting and signage; lack of confined space evaluations; uninspected fire extinguishers; ...OSHA Safety Standards -

Monday, July 20, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Combustible Dust Dangers: Too Dangerous for a 'Wait and See ...

Combustible Dust Dangers: Too Dangerous for a 'Wait and See ...Jun 1, 2009 ... Training is critical, including a relevant, compelling message that explains the reasons for precautions as much as the precautions ...

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

OSHA Sweeping Up on Combustible Dust Citations

OSHA Sweeping Up on Combustible Dust Citations Occupational Health ...In Georgia alone, the agency has conducted 32 visits to targeted sites during the 16-month period, issuing 311 citations, 90 percent of which are classified ...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009

10 Keys to an Effective Emergency Action Plan

10 Keys to an Effective Emergency Action Plan
Here are 10 key points to consider when developing an emergency action plan, from Safety Daily Advisor sister publication the Cal/OSHA Compliance Advisor:

Thursday, July 2, 2009

OSHA Combustible Dust Rulemaking & Stakeholder Participation

OSHA Combustible Dust Rule Making & Stakeholder Participation
Do you know the major difference between combustible grain dust and combustible manufacturing dust? accounts reported over 150+ combustible dust-related fires and explosions that occurred in the manufacturing, non-manufacturing, and utility sectors in the United States in 2008 alone.
...Last year over 50% of combustible dust incidents occurred in national industries not referenced in the OSHA Dust NEP.

Great article with insight about the OSHA and CSB Incident Reporting deficiencies from our friend John Astad at the Combustible Dust Policy Institute.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

OSHA Cracking Down on Repeat Violators

OSHA Cracking Down on Repeat Violators
Acting OSHA administrator Jordan Barab says that OSHA is gearing up to go after employers that are not meeting their obligations under the OSH Act. A new enhanced enforcement program is in the works.

Comprehensive Fire Prevention Policy

Fire Up a Comprehensive Fire Prevention Policy On Monday, we talked about OSHA-required fire prevention plans. Today, we turn our focus to workplace fire prevention policies. A comprehensive fire prevention policy backs up your emergency plans and formalizes your fire prevention program.