Combustible Dust

Practical FR Workwear for Affected Industries

Combustible dust is any particle that, when suspended in air under certain conditions, can catch fire and explode. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), combustible dust is most common in the following industries:

  • Agriculture
  • Food products
  • Chemical
  • Forest and furniture products
  • Metal processing
  • Tire and rubber manufacturing
  • Paper products
  • Textile processing
  • Recycling
  • Coal handling and processing

Hazards and Standards

While safety standards that specifically cover combustible dust are limited, a number of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards and OSHA regulations suggest personal protective equipment (PPE), such as flame-resistant (FR) clothing, must be used to protect workers that may be affected by this hazard.

To learn more about the safety rules related to combustible dust, as well as the ways FR clothing can help address these rules and offer protection, visit Workrite Uniform Company’s FR Information website.

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Flame-Resistant Clothing

Walls® FR’s selection of practical, cost-effective FR clothing is a staple for the industrial worker. Built to meet the needs of the many industries affected by combustible dust, our functional, customizable workwear offers both effective protection and good value.

Walls FR Catalog

With a variety of styles designed to meet industry performance standards and fit your budget, Walls FR provides effective and practical flame-resistant (FR) clothing backed by the long, rich heritage of our brand.

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Combustible Dust Tech Brief

This informational guide will give you a brief overview of combustible dust and its hazards, as well as the implementation of new requirements that will change the way risks are managed in industries where combustible dust is an issue.

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