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  • California’s Prop 65 and Public Health Concerns over Wood Dust

    In 1986, California voters approved an initiative to address increasing concerns over exposure to toxic chemicals. That initiative, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, is better known by its original name of Proposition 65. Proposition 65 requires businesses to notify Californians about significant amounts of chemicals in the products they purchase, in their homes or ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Fatal Wood Dust Explosion the Focus of BC Safety Authority Report

    It was just over one year ago when a wood dust explosion took the lives of two mill workers and injured twenty others in Burns Lake, British Columbia. The explosion and fire also destroyed the sawmill facility. In response, the B.C. Safety Authority (BCSA) released a recommendations report about the incident last month. The report makes nine recommendations to improve the identification and ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Dust Explosion Leaves Two Workers Severely Injured in Phoenix

    Last week, two workers from a Phoenix design business were severely injured when a dust explosion occurred while they were cleaning wood dust from the loft area of the business. The injured workers were taken to a local hospital suffering from 2nd and 3rd degree burns. Wood dust is a common cause of combustible dust explosions in the work environment. They occur when wood dust, which are fine ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

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