If your facility has potentially explosive dust, you must comply with new requirements.
For more than 125 years, Howden has worked with customers around the world in the aerospace, food processing, metalworking, mining, pulp and paper, pharmaceutical, and plastics industries to provide equipment solutions customized for specific applications. If your operation deals with any potentially explosive dust, contact Howden for guidance on vacuum cleaning system equipment solutions for housekeeping to help meet OSHA standards and comply with NFPA 652 / 654.
Today’s tighter regulations and stricter codes for healthier, safer manufacturing environments mean you need to efficiently clean up potentially explosive dust.
Combustible dust accidents happen more often than you think, and OSHA will fine you if you are violating NFPA standards. If you have these dusts in your plant — wood, coal, toner, charcoal, plastics, coffee, sugar, flour, cotton, paper tissue dust, or other combustible dust particles — your facilities are at risk for a deflagration or explosion.
OSHA specifies a list of materials that may create a hazard. If you have any on the OSHA list – or any other potentially explosive dusts — a Dust Hazard Analysis (DHA) must be completed to ensure you properly identify them and mitigate all risk.
For OSHA’s list of materials, click here.