|Document ID (ISN)||108380|
|Convention or series no.
||Hazard alert: Combustible dust explosions
||Publications U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue, Washington, D.C. 20210, USA, Mar. 2008. 2p. Illus. 8 ref.
||http://www.osha.gov/OshDoc/data_General_Facts/OSHAcombustibledust.pdf [in English]
||Combustible dusts are fine particles that present an explosion hazard when dispersed in air in certain conditions. A dust explosion can be catastrophic and cause employee deaths, injuries, and destruction of entire buildings. In many combustible dust accidents, employers and employees are unaware that a hazard exists. Contents of this safety information sheet on dust explosions: how dust explosions occur; catastrophic secondary explosions; industries at risk; dust control recommendations; ignition control recommendations; injury and damage control methods; OSHA regulations; sources of additional information.
||USA; dust explosions; plant safety organization; major hazards; hazard evaluation
||safety engineering; public OSH institutions; flammable dust; safety guides; storage; safe working methods; data sheet; sources of ignition
||F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Fire and explosions
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards