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The 2018 International Fire Code Calls for Compliance with NFPA 652 Combustible Dust Standard

by jeremy / 05 Sep, 2018

This year’s International Fire Code is out and calls for compliance with NFPA 652.

What is NFPA 652?

This is a 2016 standard that was released by the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) and applies to all facilities that have combustible dust.

OSHA Abandons The Combustible Dust Standard: What Does This Mean for the Industries?

by jeremy / 05 Sep, 2018

In July 2017, OSHA detached the combustible dust standard from its regulatory agenda and this caused uncertainties in the industry. However, according to some experts, nothing will change but companies should continue creating and implementing their combustible dust programs.

New Silica Standards Released By OSHA 2017

by jeremy / 05 Sep, 2018

In late 2017, OSHA sent out a new interim enforcement guidance for the new silica standard – and this rule was to stay in place until the complete compliance rules were available.

Is Your Combustible Dust Risk Bigger Than You Think?

by jeremy / 16 Aug, 2018

The definition of combustible dust has changed over the years. The NFPA in recent years considered 420 microns to be the size which dust was considered combustible. Today, this has changed to 500 microns and in certain areas, the size requirement has been completely removed.

A Guide for Fire Prevention and Thorough Housekeeping for Food Manufacturers

by jeremy / 16 Aug, 2018

All fires and explosions that are caused by combustible dust are preventable – even the most serious ones like the Imperial Sugar Company explosion of 2008 that took 14 lives and injured 38 others.


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