Thursday, April 17, 2008

Training Combustible Dust Webinar

Good news! The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity and OSHA are presenting a FREE webinar on Combustible Dust on May 14, 2008 10:00-11:00 AM

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OSHA Assistant Regional Administrator Mr. John Newquist, of Region 5 will be conducting the one hour training session. Participants can either participate in the seminar on their computer or visit the training site in person at the EiigerLab on 605 Fulton Avenue in Rockford, Illinois.

ATEX: ATmosphères EXplosibles

It's odd that our major global trading partners have instituted proactive controls in the protection of the workplace and personnel from the hazards of combustible dust incidents. Yet here in the United States under the direction of the current OSHA management there is a wait and see attitude with the idea that additional studies must be completed before further OSHA standards can be instituted concerning the hazards of combustible dust.

With innovative leadership, OSHA could instead develop a program similar to the ATEX standards that have been implemented since 2003 in Europe. Here is an excellent resource that will provide industry with guidance in developing a proactive combustible dust preventive and mitigative program. Browse the articles provided by Epsilon:

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