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ISHN Article: CSB Renews Call for Combustible Dust Standard

July 25th, 2014

“The time is now for OSHA to take action to prevent these tragic accidents” Follow the link to read an article from ISHN about renewed pressure from the CSB for OSHA to quell the recent storm of accidents around combustible dust. Click here to read the full article.  Want more information on the Combustible Dust […]

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When to replace FR clothing

July 21st, 2014

Ever wonder when it’s time to hang up your old, used, dirty coveralls and put on some fresh, new FR clothing? Click the following link to read a post that Mark Saner wrote on the very subject - To replace or repair? That is the question…  

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What’s Your Arc Flash IQ?

June 13th, 2014

This article, written by James White, was found in the August 2013 issue of ISHN magazine. It provides a bit of history on arc flash hazards and discusses a number of factors that play into the level of arc flash incident energy exposure and potential severity of burn injury. Knowing these factors can help in […]

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OSHA Fines Rhode Island Company $43,400 for Combustible Dust Accident

March 19th, 2014

OSHA just levied a $43,400 fine for a recent combustible dust accident. With or without a combustible dust standard, if an accident occurs, OSHA will investigate and fine for not addressing combustible dust hazards. In this case it took an accident to spur OSHA into action, but at some point, they will have a combustible […]

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OSHA Fines Two Companies for Potential Combustible Dust Hazards

March 13th, 2014

Here are two recent fines levied by OSHA that are related to potential combustible dust issues. OSHA has not yet published a combustible dust rule but they are still on the lookout for this hazard and are obviously fining companies that are not addressing the problem. If you have any questions, please feel free to […]

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