Thursday, March 6, 2008

OSHA Launches Web Page on Combustible Dusts

In a press release today, OSHA announced that it has prepared a specific web page with information on the safety regulations that the work site is required be under compliance with concerning combustible dusts. Not anything new concerning content. Only that the areas OSHA is enforcing and conducting inspections is neatly organized. Other content includes the voluntary OSHA Safety and Health Information Bulletin (SHIB) 07-31-2005 and information on the Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program.

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Additionally, a page is provided listing all the applicable aspects of OSHA General Industry standards that would apply to all workplaces even ones with combustible dust.

The best feature of the web page and my hats off to OSHA...thanks. Is the links to NFPA 654 and NFPA 454, where once you arrive at the NFPA site, you have the option of utilizing a reader to view the entire code book. Can't copy pages...you need to purchase for that.

There is a link to other resources, which could of expanded to include the very educational and informative CSB Combustible Dust Hazard Study that was completed in 2006. Instead the Chemical Safety Board link only goes to their news page.

Heh...you don't want to be in the news. We want to learn how to stay out of the news. Maybe if the OSHA webmaster is reading this he can fix this minor aberration.

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