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2011 Combustible Dust Related Incidents

From our friend John Astad at the Combustible Dust Policy Institute Blog, NFIRS fire distribution data shows over 500 reported combustible dust related fires and explosions in manufacturing facilities in 2011.

Combustible Dust Explosions and Fires-ATEX: 2011 Geographic Distribution Combustible Dust Related Incidents



Wednesday, January 30, 2013
2011 Geographic Distribution Combustible Dust Related Incidents


Wisconsin 50 Ohio 40 North Carolina 30 Virginia 29 California 26 Georgia 24 Minnesota 22 Texas 22 Illinois 20

The Combustible Dust Policy Institute (CDPI) researched over 500 combustible dust related fires and explosions in manufacturing facilities utilizing 2011 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) data provided by the U.S. Fire Administration's National Fir

Stop Saying Safety is First

Do we know what safety is and do we really believe safety is first? 

Safe means not being at risk - not the absence of accidents.

From the ProAct Safety Blog,

Stop Saying Safety is First Occupational Health & Safety - May 2012
By: Shawn M. Galloway
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The safest places in the world are the ones where no humans wander. Any place a human might venture could never be considered safe. Safety is defined by what we do, not by the result. Any time you reward a result, by default you reward the performance that accomplished it. Was the performance safe or lucky? If you don't know, how will you repeat that result next year?

It is still surprising how many organizations continue to define and celebrate safety as the absence of accidents. Yet, well-intended and competent CEOs persist that, "Safety means no accidents." Last year, the CEO of a fortune 500 company told me with all sincerity if his company's employees "followed the rules and p…