Showing posts from February, 2013

Help reduce combustible dust explosions - Northern Safety & Industrial

Help reduce combustible dust explosion

From Northern Safety and Industrial,

Help reduce combustible dust explosions Combustible materials can burn quickly. When in dust form, some can explode when suspended in the air in certain concentrations and under the right circumstances.

A wide variety of materials can be explosive in dust form. Some of these materials include tobacco, plastics, wood, paper, pulp, rubber, furniture, textiles, pesticides, pharmaceuticals, dyes, coal, metals, fossil fuels, and food such as sugar, spice, starch, flour, or feed.

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) advises employers to protect workers by identifying any combustible dusts in the workplace and developing plans and procedures to help prevent explosions. Facilities assessing the potential for dust explosions may find the following possible hazards:

•   Materials that are explosive when in dust form
•   Activities that use, consume, or produce combustib…

Grain Mills: Preventative Maintenance and Dust Control

From our friends at Nilfisk, and The Industrial Vacuum Blog a good article on Grain Mills and Combustible Dust Housekeeping

Grain Mills: Preventative Maintenance and Dust Control 

Grain Mills: Preventative Maintenance and Dust Control (Part 1) January 11, 2013
Feed & Grain Every week, we see news about grain mills with dust control and maintenance issues. Simply by the nature of their processes, grain mills have difficulty keeping a clean and safe environment. This series of blog posts will review solutions for general maintenance, oil spill response and combustible dust control.
Part 1:
General facility maintenance and employee safety go hand-in-hand. Providing a clean, sanitary environment means your employees are risk-free of job-related injury or infection. General maintenance in grain mills also addresses concerns like combustible dust and cross-contamination from allergens, bacteria and other hazards. These threats are heightened by the residual powder and dus…

99 First-Class Resources for Firefighters

We are proud to announce the Industrial Fire Prevention blog is featured on the list of 99 First-Rate Resources for Firefighters just published at!

99 First-Class Resources for Firefighters » Online Fire Science Degree

Firefighters need not only patience and courage, but the ability to think analytically and make quick decisions based on a multitude of factors in a rapidly escalating situation. Fire science is the attempt to understand and codify fires and fire prevention and suppression methods so that the damage to property and human life is minimized. Anyone considering becoming a firefighter or entering a fire-related career such as fire inspection should keep up with current knowledge and best practices in fire prevention and suppression.

General Firefighting ResourcesThese sites range from blogs of businesses who provide firefighting gear to sites with general fire safety tips and even photographers who …