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Publication Date: 05/2009
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Dust Doctor: The same old problems can cost you more than ever

If your plant handles combustible dust, the same old dust control problems that you've been living with could now cost you big dollars in production downtime, penalties, and, worst of all, serious accidents. Combustible dusts are often either organic or metal dusts finely ground into very small particles, fibers, fines, chips, chunks, flakes, or a small mixture of these. Types of dusts include, but aren't limited to, metal dust, such as aluminum and magnesium; wood dust; plastic dust; biosolids; and organic dust, such as sugar, paper, soap, and dusts from certain textiles.

Take a walk around your plant and see how many of the problems described below are present. Don’t wait until you're walking through the plant with an OSHA inspector or an inspector from your state’s Department of Environmental Protection.

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