Shaping Smarter Regulations

Combustible Dust Standard

Since 1923, when the NFPA published the first “national consensus standard” on the prevention of dust explosions in grain in flour mills, the hazards associated with combustible dust has not been unknown. In 2009, OSHA reported that loss from these explosions or fires affected almost 350,000 companies across the nation.

 

Each of these accidents could have been prevented with proper regulation to employers that would prevent such catastrophic fires or explosions from occurring.

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Idea No. 53