Have you taken a look around your facility recently? More specifically, have you checked the status of your indoor air quality? Recently, OSHA (the Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and other safety and industrial companies have pinpointed the culprit of not only poor IAQ, but also one of the most hazardous materials in industry today: combustible dust.
According to OSHA, combustible dust can be found in a number of forms, including in metals, wood, coal, plastics, biosolids, sugar, paper, dried blood, and textiles. With the right mix, concentration, and form, this dust can prove to be a recipe for disaster, which is why it is necessary to beat combustible dust long before anything stands at risk of burning. In order to mitigate the number of hazards associated with combustible dust, OSHA and other institutions have made it a priority to enforce dust compliances industry-wide (under the General Duty Clause).
Since OSHA has recently issued a National Emphasis Program for Combustible Dust, we have decided to take decisive action here at Aires Consulting. We have formed our own Combustible Dust Control Program, which aims at assisting our customers in addressing combustible dust. In addition to ensuring that you will meet OSHA’s standards, we also evaluate your facilities, upgrade your electrical systems and housekeeping techniques, and enhance your worker training programs, all with the goal of lowering your risk for a potentially hazardous situation.
Don’t let combustible dust become your biggest enemy. See how we can prepare you against combustible dust here, and make sure to check back with us next month!