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Document ID (ISN)108380
CIS number 08-926
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Title Hazard alert: Combustible dust explosions
Bibliographic information 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.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) USA; dust explosions; plant safety organization; major hazards; hazard evaluation
Descriptors (secondary) safety engineering; public OSH institutions; flammable dust; safety guides; storage; safe working methods; data sheet; sources of ignition
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Risk evaluation
Major hazards