combustible dust accident

Combustible Dust Hazards- call to action by US Chemical Safety Board

Washington, D.C., October 24, 2018 – Today, the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, as part of its investigation into the May 2017 Didion Mill explosion, issued “Call to Action: Combustible Dust” to gather comments on the management and control of combustible dust from companies, regulators, inspectors, safety training providers, researchers, unions, and the workers affected by […]

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Combustible Dust Hazards

April 04, 2013– There have been several combustible dust accidents in industrial plants across the world, including the US. The last major one was at the Hoeganaes Iron Powder Facility in Gallatin, Tennessee in 2011, when three accidents occurred at the same facility within one year. Another major accident was the one in the year […]

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Anniversary of the Imperial Sugar factory dust explosion-CSB releases a safety video message

On Feb 4th, 2009, on the first anniversary of the dust explosion that took place at the Imperial Sugar factory, the US Chemical Safety Board released a video message. In the video (see below) the CSB chairman John Bresland asks federal regulators and businesses to increase efforts at preventing combustible dust fires and explosions. For […]

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