wood dust OSHA News

  • ISHM Educates Employers and Workers about Wood Dust Exposure Hazards

    Many workers across the nation are exposed to wood dusts at sawmills, wood processing facilities and during construction and renovation activities. In 2009, California's Proposition 65 list added wood dust as a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Wood dust becomes a potential health problem when wood particles become airborne. Wood dust can be created when wood is ...

  • OSHA Fines Plant Rocked By Dust Collection System Fire And Explosion

    OSHA fined the New England Wood Pellet, LLC a total of $147,000 over safety violations after a combustible dust fire and explosion rocked the company’s plant in Jaffrey, NH last week. The fines, which are some of the biggest yet this year, and the accompanying report on the incident that criticizes the company for failing to “effectively minimize and address clearly recognized hazards ...

    By Baghouse.com

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