Combustible Wood Dust Inspection Checklist
This checklist is intended for MAINTENANCE and MANAGERIAL personnel who can make decisions about facility inspections and implementation of preventive and corrective action. This checklist is designed to be a PLAIN ENGLISH, PRACTICAL Self-Assessment that gives users the ability to calculate their preparedness, and their exposure to increasing hazards. You won’t find complicated metrics here!
Regarding the checklist itself, wood processing produces variable sizes of dust particles. Without dust size sampling, you must assume that the dust mixtures present are combustible. This means your dust passes through a #40 Sieve, and is 420 Microns or less in size,and that moisture content is NOT a factor.